Braddan Bridge House opening planned

A GRAND opening is planned for disabled holiday accommodation at Braddan Bridge which organisers hope will be nearing completion by TT fortnight. The official opening of Braddan Bridge House by the Jubilee Oak is set for Mad Sunday afternoon on June 6 and will be attended by 15-times TT winner John McGuinness and 26-times winner Joey Dunlop’s widow Linda.

An exhibition of the TT trophy collection will be staged on the day on the ground floor of the house and there is to be a barbecue which organisers hope can be attended by television chefs the Hairy Bikers. The house represents the culmination of nine years’ work by the Joey Dunlop Foundation and its opening this year coincides with the 10th anniversary of Joey’s death at a road race in Estonia in July 2000.