Calderdale Council and Marshalls Natural Stone pay tribute to B&R

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by cbridge, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. cbridge

    cbridge Member

    Brighouse and Rastrick Band and Calderdale Council are delighted to outline proposals for an embellishment to one of Brighouse’s most prominent roundabouts at the interchange of Bradford Rd / Huddersfield Rd and Elland Rd where the Tesco superstore is.

    Proposals originated by Calderdale’s current Lord Mayor, Brighouse Councillor Colin Stout to embrace two of the town’s most famous exports worldwide, the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band and Marshalls (the UKs’ leading manufacturer of superior concrete and natural stone products) are near to reaching fruition.

    Eight tonne quarried boulders engraved with the bands logo will face each approach road to the roundabout, with a taller central stone inscribed with musical notes representing the Bands signature tune ‘West Riding’

    Marshalls, who will be supplying stone from their local quarries, are enthusiastically supporting the scheme and will be utilising their expertise, bringing a design developed with the Band to reality. There is a family connection between the firm and the band. David Marshall, who had a long association with the band as a vice president then long standing president between 1971 and 1997, followed his father and grandfather into the company becoming Managing Director and then Chairman.

    Paul Beaumont, President of Brighouse & Rastrick said ”The Band has served the area for over 125 years, working as ambassadors and representing Calderdale throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. It is appropriate and much appreciated that Calderdale Council thought it fitting to recognise B&R in such a striking and permanent way. I would like to thank the Mayor for nurturing this project through conception to reality, Richard Binks, the project manager at Calderdale MBC for his enthusiasm and professionalism and Marshalls Natural Stone Division, in particular Gordon Hines for their considerable contribution and dedication to the project.”

    Commenting on behalf of Marshalls plc, Neil Davidson, Corporate Socially Responsibility Manager, said: "Marshalls is delighted to be involved in the improvement of this roundabout in Brighouse and is also pleased to be able to celebrate the success of the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band. Marshalls is keen to contribute to the enhancement of the local communities in which it operates and was therefore especially pleased to be involved in this project"

    Mayor Colin Stout added ‘This will create a stunning and unique addition to one of the main entrances into the town. Whichever direction people are travelling in they will recognise the famous B&R logo. It will help to put the town of Brighouse on the map’.

    It is proposed to install the feature in late spring when an intense days activity will place the boulders on the roundabout.

    John Ingman
    Publicity Officer
    Brighouse and Rastrick Band

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