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

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.”

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Posted: 7th, October 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment