New methods to lift old hall

Work is going well on Thame Town Hall
Work is going well on Thame Town Hall

Thame’s iconic Town Hall is having a face-lift to return it to its former glory by the autumn.

Stone experts are using high-tech methods to make sure the Bath-stone building, which opened in 1887 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, stays in-keeping with its history.

New stone has been sourced and a digital scanning device known as Stone Genie - used only by a limited number of companies in the UK - ensures the structure remains identical.

Rob Parker, owner and founder of Stoneworld which is carrying out the work over the next five months, said: “We are able to take a 3D scan of any object or feature.

“We then reproduce it in stone at our Great Milton workshop using advanced cutting technologies, complimenting those with hand finishing as necessary.

“We are really proud to be involved in making sure Thame Town Hall looks its best for generations to come.”

Stoneworld recently revitalised the stonework of the chapel in Upper High Street, which now also houses a showroom.