Memorial Hall Background
The Memorial Hall was built by public subscription as a memorial to the men of the village who lost their lives in the First World War. It was opened by Sir Berkley Sheffield on 7th March, 1925. Set in the front wall of the hall are bronze plaques bearing the names of all those who died in both the First and Second World Wars. At some point in its history, so great was the Hall's use, it was necessary to extend the width of the original building by adding 12' wings on either side.
At first the Memorial Hall was run by a committee of trustees, but in recently years it has been taken over by the Parish Council.
The Memorial Hall is a registered charity (No. 521928) which is self financing. Set in its own corner plot, it has an impressive front entrance and a small car park at the rear. It has a tennis court at the western end of the site, and a bowling club on grounds nearby (Manor Lane).
In 2015 the old, plastered front entrance was demolished and a larger entrance section built, incorporating new toilets and storage rooms at either side of the new emergency exit double doors. It is hoped these new facilities will ensure the buildings continued use for many years to come.