Centenary News

Did you know that the year 2020 marks the Centenary of the opening of the Leigh & Bransford Memorial Hall?

The Leigh and Bransford Memorial Hall (Sherridge Road) was officially opened on Tuesday, 20th January 1920 when records tell us that it was “filled to capacity” and “after the formal speeches, refreshments were served and dancing was enjoyed until the small hours of the morning”.

The land was gifted to the parish by Mr. Paget Norbury (a local landowner); Mr. A. Mann provided the plan and a local builder, Mr. Richard Trupp agreed to construct the property while “undertaking to keep the cost down as low as possible.” Every parishioner contributed to the cost of the building in order to create “a Parish Hall for the benefit of the whole parish to commemorate the ending of First World War hostilities”. How’s that for true community spirit?

100 years later your Memorial Hall is now a properly constituted, registered charity (number 523163) managed on your behalf by a Board of local Trustees and still run for the benefit of the whole parish. It’s been much extended and modernised in recent years; is available for private hire and a chosen venue for various local clubs, groups and societies.

Over the next twelve months your Trustees will be organising and advertising a number of free events to celebrate the Hall’s Centenary – where you can see for yourselves what a great local venue this really is. Please come along!


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