Victoria Rooms

Victoria Rooms November update

Your village hall needs you! As mentioned over the last couple of months, a number of our long-serving members are retiring 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 to ensure that it continues to be at the heart of our community for many years to come. 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. If this is of interest, please contact Sue on 01823 400609 or email

Our next monthly market is on Saturday 5 November and, as always, there will be a wide variety of items on sale. There may be a few tables available for future monthly markets and, if you are interested in booking one, please contact Sally on 01823 400320 or email The monthly draw for our 100 Club winner will take place at the market. The winner of the October draw was Katherine Reynolds – well done Katherine.

Our Autumn Craft Fair takes place 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. Free entry.

Our pre-Christmas event – “Mince Pies & 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.

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 at  and check out what is going on. 

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