Lancaster Grand remembers one of its favourite sons

The Lancaster Footlights' Mike Hardy with the late Ray Langley.
The Lancaster Footlights' Mike Hardy with the late Ray Langley.

A TRIBUTE to one of the Lancaster Grand’s favourite sons was paid during a performance of Spring and Port Wine last week.

The left-hand box at the theatre has been formally named the Langley Box in permanent memory of Ray Langley.

Ray died in December, 2010, after devoting 58 years of his life to the restoration, operation and maintenance of the theatre.

He was one of a small group of members involved with its purchase from ABC cinemas in 1951.

In the early years, he was involved with many Footlights plays, taking part in no less than 42 productions, culminating with Toad of Toad Hall in 1974.

See the Lancaster Guardian (01-03-12) for full story.