Harold Porritt black plaque in Grange-over-Sands

Tea Rooms.
Mr. Harold Porritt, JP, Director of a textile factory in Helmshore, Lancashire first visited Grange in 1895, fell in love with its beautiful surroundings so decided to stay. As a way of enhancing local facilities for residents and visitors alike he established the "Tea Rooms", erected on a section of the Promenade built by Grange Urban District Council in 1901. Mr Porritt was also responsible for the erection of a bandstand situated nearby but this welcome addition had to be moved to Park Gardens on the Esplanade because ladies frequently found soot marks on their clothes after steam trains had passed by.
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