NEW REST ROOM OPENED AT ROYDS HALL.
The surplus funds which remained after the building of the Y.M.C.A. “Huddersfield Hut" at Le Havre (France) have been devoted to the building of a Y.M.C.A. hut in the grounds at Royds Hall. The hut was opened this afternoon. It consists of a large refreshment room, and a writing room in which the men can deal with their correspondence. The borough engineer, Mr. K. F. Campbell, designed the hut, and the contractors were Messrs. H. Hollingworth and Sons. The cost will be about £500, of which about £400 was the surplus from the funds of the larger undertaking. The refreshment room is furnished with tables and chairs, but the Y.M.C.A. officials would be glad to receive gifts from friends of couches, sofas, and basket armchairs for the greater comfort of the men. The catering arrangements will be carried out by voluntary helpers under the direction of the Y.M.C.A. Ladies’ Auxiliary.
[Royds Hall, a Victorian mansion, had been bought by Huddersfield Corporation before the war. It was operated as a military hospital by the British Red Cross; after the war, it became (and still is) a secondary school.]