History Story and New Beginning

Exterior of the old village hall

The old village hall

1921 - 2010

Autumn supper kitchen preparations

Autumn supper kitchen preparations

Autumn supper

Autumn supper

Autumn supper washing up

The old hall was a pre-fabricated building that came from Narborough airfield in 1921. Known then as the Parish Rooms, the kitchen and toilets were added later, and with the help of volunteers, the hall continued to be used until December 2010. 

 

Planning for its replacement started in 2004. A grant from Breckland Council in 2007 enabled the Trustees to purchase three acres of agricultural land behind the old hall, and the conversion of this to an open space for recreation.

 

On part of this land, a new bowling green and a new playing field for the school were created, while the old school playing field became the site for the new village hall. The old bowling green is now a new children’s play area. 

 

Finally, the land exchange was completed in June 2010, and all the grant funding was secured for the new hall. Construction started in July, and the new hall was handed over in December 2010. 

 

The old hall was demolished in one day ! External works with landscaping and pavements were completed in March 2011. The new hall was officially opened on 16th April 2011.

Autumn supper washing up

Opening of the Playground, ribbon cutting

Guests arriving for official opening.jpe

Guests arriving for official opening

Front View of Hall

Front View of Hall

Rear View of Hall and PV panels

Rear View of Hall and PV panels

Auction 2009

Auction 2009

Garvestone Village Show

Garvestone Village Show

Exercise class

Exercise class

Opening of the Playground

Opening of the Playground

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony 16th April 2011