Grange-over-sands Bandstand and Harold Porritt black plaque in Grange-over-Sands

Bandstand in the Park. The bandstand was a gift to the people of Grange from Harold Porritt JP, the director of a textile factory in Helmshore, Lancashire, who came to the town in 1895. Originally sited on the promenade, this structure was eventually moved here because ladies made a protest to the council a delicate matter of soot from the steam trains ruining their clothes whilst they listened to band music. Mr Porritt also established the "Tea Rooms" on the promenade.
Local area map loading...
All plaques in Grange-Over-Sands

Tell us what you know about Grange-over-sands Bandstand and Harold Porritt black plaque in Grange-over-Sands

BluePlaquePlaces.co.uk is a Good Stuff website.