Bristnall Hall Academy, Bristnall Hall Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 9PA
Meet the Head of the House of Brindley
The chosen charity’s Brindley will be supporting
Why we are called Brindley
James Brindley was an English engineer. He was born in Tunstead, Derbyshire, and lived much of his life in Leek, Staffordshire, becoming one of the most notable engineers of the 18th century. Brindley’s reputation brought him to the attention of the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater who was looking for a way to improve the transport of coal from his coal mines at Worsley to Manchester.
Brindley’s reputation soon spread and he was soon commissioned to construct canals. He extended the Bridgewater to Runcorn, connecting it to his next major work, the Trent and Mersey Canal.
James Brindley died at Turnhurst within sight of the unfinished Harecastle Tunnel on 27 September 1772. He was buried on 30 September, just nine days after the completion of his Birmingham Canal, at St. James in Newchapel in Staffordshire, England.
Brindley House Captains
Bhinderjeet Sandhu, Danish Kumar, Bethany Leek, Helen Best
The Brindley XBOX competition was won by Praise Chapwonya (8BY) who beat Taylor Parkes 6-1 in the final.
Thanks to those who participated and all the money raised will be donated to the RSPCA.
Brindley Charity Events
Good News Story
Brindley house can announce the adoption of a cat from the RSPCA, which Miss Simms will be looking after. Brindley will be contributing to the adoption fee using loose change we have collected during our collections. Miss Simms says
“She’s two years old taken in as a stray. She had a difficult pregnancy so she had to have surgery. She can be a timid little thing. But she warms up to people quickly and she loves a fuss”.