Historical information

Created on Thursday, 15 April 2010 18:22 

There has been a building on the site of the current Memorial Hall since the early 1920s. The building being available for use by villagers and local organisations and dedicated as a memorial to those killed and injured in the service of their country, from the First World War to the present day. It has been the venue for the annual village Remembrance Service with the wreaths placed alongside a memorial plaque on the west wall. 

For the first 60 years or so the building was a standard wooden hut of the type used by the military in WW1 and originated from the Aldershot Camp area. This was a much loved building, rich in history with a warm feel, that served the local community very well.

Many of the village children attended the various clinics held there and it was a convenient meeting place for young and old. By the 1970s the village had grown considerably, the hall was too small and inevitably the wooden construction had reached the end of its useful life.

The Trustees realised that the time had come for a replacement and they and a group of dedicated volunteers set about raising the necessary funds and sponsorship to accomplish the task. The current building was erected in 1981 and was an immediate success being one of the largest halls in the area.