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The Village Hall lies to the east of All Saints Church.
It is built on land donated by Lady Aurea Macleod and her brother Geoffrey Howard in 1931 as their contribution to the local fund being raised for it. Building commenced in October of that year by Frank Lumley, the village builder, with joinery work being carried out by Cecil Stanley. The work cost £1,112 with about £700 being raised from fetes and other activities with the remainder coming from a grant from the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust. A Charitable trust was set up in 1936 to administer the hall.
The cost of running and repairing the Village Hall is funded from hire charges and from various activities organized by the Village Hall Committee. Improvement works are paid from Hall funds supplemented by various grants that are available from the local authority and other organizations. In recent years these improvements have included a new roof, central heating, disabled toilet, disabled access, new curtains, re-rendering of external brickwork and new guttering. The kitchen was completely renewed in the Spring of 2011.
The year 2011 saw the 80th anniversary of the Village Hall’s opening. This was marked with a number of events, most notably an evening of folk music and entertainment.
Slingsby Castle | Photograph by Steve Allen
Tuesday 21st November at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall Committee Room. Local History Group meeting. Members Kate Giles (buildings archaeologist) and Margaret Mackinder will talk about Slingsby Castle in mediaeval times. This will cover the time before the “Castle” we see today was built. All are welcome – cost £1.
Tuesday 5th December at 7 p.m. in the Village Hall Committee Room. Sowers and Growers meet for Christmas wreath/garland making with Kymm Queen. This event is quickly selling out. Closing date for tickets is 18th November. £7.00. Please ring Janet Clarke 628625.
Bring secateurs ,scissors, baubles, ribbons. Some greenery will be provided.Ticket to include refreshments.
VILLAGE HALL HIRE RATES
- Main hall – £10 per hour
- Committee room – £5 per hour
- Kitchen (including cooker) – £10 (one-off charge)
For bookings please contact Trudy Carr on 01653 628302.
See also Clubs and Societies for contact information.