New-look Benn Hall to relaunch in Rugby

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The Benn Hall in Rugby will be relaunched next week.

The Newbold Road vene was previously run under a contractual arrangement with a leisure operator but was taken back under the direction of Rugby Borough Council on April 1.

Since then it has been refurbished and to celebrate, a relaunch event will be held next Thursday (June 13) from 3 to 8pm. Visitors to the drop-in event will be offered complimentary canapes, drinks and entertainment. The Mayor, Cllr Tony Gillias, will also attend. The Benn Hall has played host to a wealth of famous faces, entertained thousands of guests, and been the setting for many occasions. Named after George Charles Benn, to commemorate the philanthropy of the Benn family, it was officially opened on July 5 1961 by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. The Queen Mother insisted on fulfilling a promise to open the Benn Hall, despite having suffered a painful injury to her ankle days before.