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Another Brief Encounter at coffee bar

The Brief Encounter coffee bar re-union

The Brief Encounter coffee bar re-union

They came from as far away as London to reminisce about heady teenage days spent in a Longridge coffee bar in the 1960s.

They came from as far away as London to reminisce about heady teenage days spent in a Longridge coffee bar in the 1960s.

The cafe, called the Brief Encounter, was positioned at the corner of Berry Lane and Towneley Road and was where many an encounter was made.

More than 100 people packed themselves into the St Wilfrid’s Club, Longridge on Saturday for the second coffee bar reunion to dance and chat the night away. Also there were former owners Leo and Helen Gornall and Freda and John Tillotson.

There was music from the 1960s plus a hot pot supper, and reunion organisers Betty Welch, Pat Cook and Jane Cooke say they wish to thank everyone who helped make the event a success.

They said: “It was really nice to see everybody and it was just a great night.

“Everybody was so generous. We raised £750 for the Sue Ryder Care Home at Bamber Bridge and were really pleased as we didn’t really set out for it to be a big fund raiser.

“We would like to thank everyone for their generosity and all the local businesses, family and friends who donated raffle and auction prizes. And when we get a receipt from the Sue Ryder Home we will put it up in St Wilfrid’s Club.”

During the auction one of the lots was a painting that used to hang on the wall of the Brief Encounter, which sold for £80.

 

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