The Workhouse & Village Hall

The Village Hall was once the site of the old Workhouse Yard and Reading Room, or Mollie’s Cabin. In addition, other dwellings existed nearby, including houses that abutted The Greyhound Inn on the south side. However, these were all demolished by 1945, and in 1957 the land of the Workhouse Yard was donated by Conveyance to the village by Albert James, a local farmer, for the provision of a Village Community Centre.

Wisely, Mr James placed the direction of the undertaking in the hands of Trustees, and the hall was formally opened in 1978. It’s an asset we should be justly proud of and one our community has responsibility to develop and maintain.

Since those early days, by the endeavours of the Trustees and groups within the village, numerous functions have all been part of the enjoyment and fund raising activities taking place in the hall. These have included the local Brownies, Scouts, Art, Bowls, W I and Badminton groups who meet on a regular basis. The successful Celebratory Dances, Parties, Race Nights, Stage Productions, Blind Auctions, Children’s Parties, Exhibitions and Talks that are held during the year also add to the local scene!

You can read more about current activities at the Village Hall on our local Parish Council website.