Victoria Rooms

Victoria Rooms in September

The Victoria Rooms has been fairly quiet during the summer but we have a couple of fundraising events taking place leading up to Christmas.

First, on Saturday 12 November we are holding another Craft Fair which is the perfect opportunity to purchase some unique and locally made Christmas presents.

The Fair will run from 10am to 1pm and, this time, there will be additional stalls in the Reading Room, so even more exciting items to look at and purchase. If you would like to book a stall, please contact Sue on 01823 400609 – we already have quite a few repeat bookings from the Spring Fair. Entry to purchasers on the day is free.

The second event, “Mince Pies and Merriment” is on Friday 9 December and is a reincarnation of the popular “Carols and Readings” which took place for a number of years, very ably organised and presented by our dear friend, Shelagh Blackmore. Further details to follow, but do put the date in your diary as this promises to be a brilliant evening and a great way to kick off our Christmas celebrations.

At a recent meeting of the Victoria Rooms’ Management Committee a number of our long-serving members announced their intention to retire from the committee at the end of 2022. To this end we urgently need more volunteers to come forward to help with the day to day running of our village hall. If you feel you can spare a few hours per month and would like to get involved, please contact the current Chairman, Philip Knowles, on 01823 400609, who will be happy to give you some more information.

The 100 Club winner drawn at the July monthly market was Geoff Elson and at the August market was Bridget Anderson. Well done Geoff and Bridget.

If the good weather continues into the autumn and you are planning an outdoor event, the Victoria Rooms’ gazebos are available to hire. If you would like to hire one or more, please contact Philip on 01823 400609.

Our Facebook page is an excellent up to date source of information about what is happening in our village hall so do take a look and check out what is going on.

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