BAWBURGH VILLAGE HALL

Stocks Hill, Bawburgh, NR9 3LL
01603 811842

A great venue for

Wedding Receptions, Parties, Business and Club meetings, or regular classes

Bar available if required - Well-equipped modern kitchen

Large BBQ terrace at rear Ample car parking space at front and extra parking at rear

  • Bawburgh Village Hall
  • Patio at rear of Village Hall
  • Playground and field area
  • Kitchen
  • Main Hall and stage area
  • Main hall and barDividing doors to committee room closed
  • Main Hall and barDividing doors to Committee Room open
  • Committee Room,
  • Main hall from Committee roomDividing doors open
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  • Entrance LobbyLooking towarads main hall
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How to find us
     

For further details about the facilities that we have to offer and the hire charges  please email  bookings@bawburghvillage.co.uk

Village Hall Timeline

1981

First mention of a possible new hall. It was suggested that the plot could be sold for three building plots, although there was a 5 year waiting list for grants. An estimate was given for building a new hall of £30,000.

January 1985

Crisis within the committee resulted in resignations of all but Arthur Wharton, Peter Lee and Rosemary Salih. New members were installed thanks to the original terms of the Trust to have all village organisations represented.

June 1986

As a result of a survey, indicating a massive programme of repairs needed, it was decided to channel all efforts on a New Hall.

27th May 1987

John Macgregor MP attended a Meeting to give support to the acquisition of land behind the houses in Harts Lane.

2nd October 1990

District Councillor Mike Tomlinson agreed to approach local landowners for new sites.

11th March 1993

Spurred by the fact that a site was to be gifted by Intwood Estates, a new Village Hall Committee chaired by Christopher Bayne, was formed and serious fund-raising introduced the Duck Race and Bonfire events.

14th April 1994

With a majority of 52 votes to 29, a public meeting gave the Village Hall Management Committee the mandate to sell the existing site.

1995

An alternative site on the west of Stocks Hill was offered by Intwood Estates, due to planning problems on the original site.

15th February 1997

A party celebrating 6o years of the old Village Hall, highlighted the need of a replacement. Two grant applications were refused, but did not stop the hard-working Committee.

May 1999

AGM saw newcomer David Rowson take up the challenge to help Graham Baker, Paula Clark and Richard Hitchcock with the many grant applications. Although short of members this year saw the official gifting to the village and plans drawn up, with the help of Kevin Barter and Robin Green.

2000

The old site was sold for 185,000, compared to the original out-lay of 25!

1st July

Plans for new Hall were displayed at last Coffee Morning at old Hall.

13th July

It was reported at the last Parish Council Meeting in the old Hall, that two grant applications had been accepted and building work commenced.

13th July 2000

The contract was awarded to Smiths of Honingham and after savings had been identified, total estimated cost was 263,000, later increased to 278,000. Some delays were caused by the removal of the high voltage cable underground.

1st July

The sale of the old Village Hall site was completed.

September

First sign of work on footings. December. The Committee had a site meeting and roof timbers erected.

17th February 2001

Topping Out Ceremony held and the Buy a Brick Appeal launched to cover extra expenses. Committee busy with comparison of other Halls and grant applications.

4th May

Handover by Builders to Committee.

17th May

First Village Hall AGM at new Hall.

15th June

Grand Opening Evening with Keith Skipper's Press Gang and Percy Garrod playing violin, as he had at the opening of the old Hall.

 

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