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Lecture to raise profile of historic Wool Centre

Century-old building under threat from Planning Committee

A special lecture uncovering the hidden past of a Douglas relic will take place tomorrow (Fri 26th).

The Wool Centre on Peel Road has stood for over 120 years, and was formerly a drill hall for Manx Volunteers during the Boer War and two World Wars.

But it's believed to be under threat after the government's Planning Committee decided not to register the structure.

Peter Kelly from the Society says it's an unsung 'historical gem' which needs protection:

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