1998  view

2000 view

East side, February 1998, showing the old front entrance in Green EndNorth side, 1st January 2000, showing the new front entrance on the Recreation Ground


"The Rector, the Rev. R.K. Denham, called a meeting for Monday 13th December 1926 to discuss the question of a village hall as the school room was getting too cramped for all the winter activities. A committee was formed in 1927 to raise the funds and draw up plans. By December 1933 only £189 had been raised and the project was abandoned. A new committee was formed and the money previously collected was released by the Charity Commissioners when they showed good faith by raising a further £50.
Frenzied fund-raising took place and loans obtained and finally the hall was built and opened on July 25th 1936. There has since followed a series of improvements including lighting, central heating and a modern kitchen. The brick extension, which opened in 1977, houses indoor toilets and the Sports & Social Club bar. The hall is in constant use by the village societies, and is vital to our community. What stories it could tell!"

Reproduced, with permission, from Historical Landbeach.