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 Post subject: Happy Cot
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:36 pm 
Does any-one remember the Happy Cot? I attended Haggate school and when it burnt down we were sent to a building in Tennyson Street for our lessons until it was re-built. We had our PE lessons at the Happy Cot.

Roger mentions it in his book.

"There was an older club in Briercliffe and although officially known as the Central Club every-one called it the Happy Cot. It stood at the bottom of Sutcliffe Street and was a timber building in it's own grounds. The Happy Cot was opened in 1900 by Dr Muir at a cost of £200. It was capable of seating one hundred people when it was built. It was, in it's early years, described as a "social institute" and became a venue for young and old alike. Of the buildings which have been pulled down in recent years, thankfully not too many, the Happy Cot is the one that is most missed. The Happy Cot was the nearest thing we had to a village hall, a facility which is sadly lacking and which people would like to see provided"
from A Lancashire Township. The History of Briercliffe with Extwistle by Roger Frost.

Does any-one remember it or how it got it's name?

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