Milverton, Somerset

Victoria Rooms in October

It is hard to believe that it is only just over three months ago that the Victoria Rooms was buzzing with events celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee and now we are mourning her passing and welcoming our new King, Charles III. Particularly poignant was Bev Blackmore’s wonderful photographic display of her life, especially now the last chapter of her amazing story has been written.

Unfortunately, the September monthly market had to be cancelled but it will be back on 1st October with loads of stalls and Victoria’s Café will be open for teas, coffees and a delicious selection of homemade cakes. Despite the September market not taking place, the 100 Club draw was made and the winner was Doreen Orton – well done Doreen!

As mentioned last month, 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. We have had one enquiry, which is great, but more volunteers are needed. 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 or email, who will be happy to give you some more information. Even if you don’t feel you are able to become a Trustee, the committee is always pleased to welcome Friends of the Victoria Rooms, upon whom they can call for occasional help, such as setting up or clearing away after the monthly market or a fundraising event.

November Craft Fair

Following the success of the Spring Craft Fair we are holding another on Saturday,12 November. This 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 are a crafter and would like to book a stall, please contact Sue on 01823 400609 or email – there are still a few stalls available. Entry to purchasers on the day is free.

Mince Pies and Merriment entertainment

Our pre-Christmas event  ‘Mince Pies and Merriment’ is on Friday, 9 December. This will be a brilliant evening of music, readings, poems and sketches, all with a Christmas theme, ending with everyone joining in to sing some of our favourite carols. Tickets are £7 each, which includes mince pies and a glass of mulled wine. There will also be a bar. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are available by contacting Sue on 01823 400609 or email Do put the date in your diary – this will be a great way to kick off our Christmas celebrations.

Victoria Rooms Facebook page is an excellent up to date source of information about what is happening in our village hall so do take a look at  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