Victoria Rooms

Victoria Rooms November update

It has been quite an eventful time at the Victoria Rooms over the past few weeks. First of all, we had to close unexpectedly following a number of members of one of our regular group hirers testing positive for Covid. Everything went very smoothly and we re-opened after a week, following a thorough deep clean. We are pleased to say that nobody was too badly affected by this wretched virus.

A couple of weeks later the defibrillator situated outside the Victoria Rooms was used to save the life of an attendee at an event in the Victoria Rooms. This proves that this is a valuable asset to our village but it is vital that as many people as possible know how to use the equipment so that precious seconds aren’t wasted. We are presently looking into defibrillator training and as soon as more details are available, they will be posted in the magazine, on this website and on the Victoria Rooms’ Facebook page. In the meantime, we wish the patient a full and speedy recovery and extend our thanks to all who acted so swiftly at the time.

The monthly 100 Club draw took place at the market and the winner for October is Mary Chalmers – well done Mary.

By the time this magazine is published our long-awaited Heritage Exhibition will have taken place and a report will follow next month. In the meantime, grateful thanks go to Maggie Dinning for her tireless hard work bringing this event together and also to everyone who has contributed items for display.

We now have just one table available for our Quiz Night on Friday 12 November. Doors open at 7pm with the quiz starting at 7.30pm. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 60 people, as a Covid precaution, and there will be 10 tables available, each accommodating teams of up to 6. There may be spare places on some of the teams so, if you would like to come along and are happy to join up with one of the teams, please call Sue on 01823 400609 to check on availability. The cost will be £5 per person, to include a Ploughman’s Supper. There will also be a bar and a raffle.

There is already interest in booking a stall at the Craft Fair on Saturday 19 March 2022 and if you would like to reserve your place, please contact Sue on 01823 400609 or email The fair will run from 10am to 2pm with set-up from 9am. Tables will cost just £10 each and a table and chairs are provided, so no need for a gazebo (or an umbrella!). Victoria’s Café will also be open.

If anyone would like to help at Victoria’s Café, either at the monthly market or at any of our fundraising events, or if you would like to make a cake or other light refreshments for the Café, please contact Chris on 01823 400872 or email

Take a look at our Victoria Rooms’ Facebook which is now up and running, and kept up to date by Karen Baker and her team. Do take a look at and see what is happening in our village hall. 

With Christmas fast approaching please don’t throw away the stamps on your Christmas cards. Maggie Dinning is always happy to receive these as she has a contact who pay good money for used postage stamps. Please contact Maggie on 01823 400142 or email

To hire the Victoria Rooms for a new club or society meeting or for a birthday party, please contact Geoff on 01823 401365  or email