TWO old-established Lindley organisations have come together to help boost a village’s ambitious bandroom project.

Thornhill Masonic Lodge has handed over a £1,000 cheque from the West Riding Provincial Grand Master’s Fund to help Lindley Band improve facilities at its Holly Bank Road headquarters.

The band has a continuous 150-year history and the lodge was founded at its premises at 70 New Hey Road in 1874.

The band completed external works costing £102,000 to its premises last year with the help of various forms of sponsorship. It has since started further fundraising to complete the fitting out of its new facility.

Conductor Neil Jowett says the larger building will greatly improve facilities for practice.

The new building will be more accessible for use by other groups.

The band is proud of its achievements in both Yorkshire and British banding competitions and also locally where it supports a number of organisations in charitable fundraising.

Mondays are regular practice nights.

The lodge also hold meetings each Monday throughout the year.

Anyone interested in learning more about freemasonry, its aims and ideals should contact Doug Hind on 01484 425347 or write to the secretary at 70 New Hey Road, Lindley, Huddersfield HD3 4AJ