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After Rochdale’s Cyril Smith Leisure Centre The Gordon Brown Music Hall

by | 7th, October 2011

WILL the refurbished leisure centre in Rochdale be named after Sir Cyril Smith, the LibDem politician who weighted a jovial 29 stone at his heaviest?

Rochdale councillor Dale Mulgrew, Sir Cyril’s godson, tells one and all:

“Apart from the plaque that we intend to unveil outside the town hall next month, which really is no more than a small civic commemoration, the town won’t have a totemic, significant memorial in lasting tribute to Cyril’s work. After all, Gracie Fields has a theatre. Clearly, a lot of Cyril’s work over his time was around education, and clearly the new leisure centre will have a schools dimension because it will be used during the day by our local education establishments. This is about a lasting memorial, irrespective of the facility, and Cyril would have promoted the community and social aspects of this building.”

As Anorak awaits the Jeffrey Archer home for wayward women, the Tony Blair commune and the Gordon Brown Music Hall, there may be other reasons as to why Smith is not a great choice

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PA NEWS PHOTO 1/5/91 CYRIL SMITH AT THE CHILDREN'S SKIP A LUNCH SAVE A LIFE CAMPAIGN IN ROCHDALE



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