Thanks to the family of Ralph Power (who officially opened the new hall recently) for allowing us to feature this picture here.
It shows Ralph (back left) playing in front of the Institute in 1932.
The picture will also be going in the Brindle Historical Society archive.
Despite the rain, over 200 people attended the official opening of the new hall on Saturday 19th August. The hall was opened by Mr Ralph Power of Water Street, Brindle - the son of one of the Institute founders back in 1923.
Ralph arrived in an unusual "carriage" - a fire engine complete with siren and flashing lights - much to the surprise of the awaiting guests including the Deputy Mayor of Chorley!
The new hall was officially opened today by one of Brindle's oldest residents, 84 year old Ralph Power.
Ralph, born in Brindle in 1922, lives adjacent to the hall on Water Street. His father was a Trustee and dug the foundations for the original institute, as well as seconding the vote of thanks at the official opening back in August 1923.
The event was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Chorley,...
Fundraising to add the finishing touches to the hall continues to go well.
Friday 14th July saw a Bastille evening go down a storm (pardon the pun!) with Can Can dancers, boules, French music and food. The following evening was also a sell out, with Hoghton Players presenting two one-act plays in the main hall.
Some of the money raised will go toward the cost of landscaping around the new hall.
The bulldozers returned to the site last week, not to demolish anything, but to improve landscaping around the new hall and level off the top end of the field.
Local contractor Pawson Plant are carrying out the works for us, which also include adding a new path to the side of the hall, as well as improvements to the car park.
The Management Committee are looking at replacing one of the tennis...