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431 teachers have come from Hopwood

LACK of money may bring to a stop-" for 25 years at least "-building work at Hopwood Hall, Middleton, near Manchester, the De La Salle teachers' training college.

This warning was given by the Principal, Brother Augustine, when the foundation stone of the second hall of residence at the college was laid on Saturday by the Superior General of the De La Salle Order, Brother Denis.

The new hall will cost £115,000. compared with £90,000 for a similar one opened last October.

Throughout the country Catholics have given support to the 1490,000 development plan for the college. But there is no help from

the Government.

The Assistant Superior General, Brother Lawrence O'Toole, described the Hopwood Hall project as the " crowning achievement " of the Order's 100 years' work in England.

Archbishop Godfrey of Liverpool, who blessed the foundation stone. said that since its opening Hopwood Hall has trained 431 teachers. He asked students there to " ponder often " the exalted task God had given them.

Hopwood Hall was founded as a college in 1947. In the then £500,000 plan were included three halls of residence, each with accommodation for 80 students, a church, teaching and administrative blocks, gymnasium. assembly hall, and a domestic block.

A £300, cheque given to Brother Augustine on Saturday by the chairman of the Hopwood Hall Society, Mr. Charles Earley, brought to £1,650 the total raised by the Society for the college.

The Hopwood Hall celebrations ended on Sunday with High Mass of thanksgiving by the Vicar Capitular of Salford. Mgr. James Cunningham.

On Friday Brother Denis, paying his first visit to England. unveiled a war memorial statue at the De La Salle College, Pendleton, in

scribed with the names of 36 pupils who lost their lives in the last war. lie was welcomed at the ceremony by the head boy of the college, Michael Kerins, speaking in French.

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