Across the main road from the old cedar tree is Church Road,
at the top of which is St
Anne's Church (see later in the tour).
At the 'bottom' end of Church Road is the Parish Hall.
Built as the community's village hall in the 1920's it
continues to serve the village and is used by many and varied
Scouts & Cubs
Mother & Toddlers
Good Companions Club
as well as the Church's use and public hire for events
ranging from private parties to jumble sales.
A building of this age is not without its problems in this
day and age. In particular modern expectations for kitchen
facilities and toilets, including toilets for the disabled, far exceed
those that were relevant at the time the hall was built.
Converting and adding facilities, is not easy, and is expensive, but
has been addressed by a team of volunteers during the past decade and
the hall now has super new toilets and disabled facilities - but lost a
small meeting room to provide the space - a re-fitted the kitchen, new
windows, and most recently a rearranged cloakroom , redecoration and a
Many of my correspondents have fond memories
of the Parish Hall including Ann Roberson (nee Kircher) who
writes: "St Anne's Hall was the place to go
on a Friday night to meet friends and especially the boys. I met my
husband there and have been married for 48 years. The live band was
terrific and it is where we learned to dance the quickstep, waltz etc
properly. The Hall was a favourite place for wedding receptions after
the church ceremony up the hill." and Teresa who writes "It
was also the venue for the Old Time Dancing Club, held on a Monday
evening at 8 o'clock. I used to go regularly with my Godmother Win
Beauchamp (who worked in Mr. Dollery's Fish and Chip shop)". 6118ix06
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