(by Rachel Garnett, The Westmorland Gazette , December 2, 2019)
A VILLAGE school’s appeal to fix its leaking roof has been given a boost by local Freemasons.
Repair work at St John’s CE Primary School in the heart of Silverdale is likely to cost £130,000. Chair of governors Jim Bennetts said: “The roofing job is a big one. We are beholden to all our friends in the village for the help they can give us.”
Brethren from Silverdale Lodge gathered at Silverdale Mason Hall to give £500 to the Fix the Roof appeal, launched in December 2018.
The school was built around 130 years ago and, along with St John’s Church, was endowed by the Boddington brewing family, who owned Cove House in the village as a …