Milverton, Somerset
17/06/2024

Victoria Rooms June update

The Milverton Street Fair on Monday, 1 May saw the village packed with people, all enjoying the atmosphere and we were so lucky that the weather was kind and the sun shone.

The Victoria Rooms was buzzing with activity – the main hall was full of stalls selling a variety of goods and all the traders appeared to be doing a brisk trade. The Reading Room was home to Victoria’s Café where the choice of delicious homemade cakes was amazing and The Old Vic was on the forecourt selling beer, cider, wine and soft drinks and doing a roaring trade – in fact they ran out of both cider and keg beer before 4pm! It was great to see people sitting on the forecourt of the hall relaxing and listening to the excellent live music which had been arranged by Milverton Music. The Management Committee would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped and supported the Victoria Rooms at the Street Fair and also to the Milverton Trust for all their hard work in making the Fair happen.

Unfortunately, we have had no response to our plea for people to come forward to fill the Trustee vacancies on the Management Committee. If you feel you could help with the running of our village hall we would love to hear from you. If you don’t feel you have time to become a Trustee, perhaps you could volunteer to become a Friend of the Victoria Rooms, which entails helping out at the monthly market and fundraising events by setting out or clearing away chairs or helping with an occasional tidy up– the more Friends we have on board the less there is for each person to do. If you feel you could help in any way, please contact Philip on 01823 400609 email at philipjknowles@btinternet.com.

Renewals for the 2023/2024 Victoria Rooms’ 100 Club are continuing to be received. However, if you are new to the village, or feel you would like to take part, please contact Sue on 01823 400609 or email at sueknowles14@btinternet.com and she will send you an application form. Entry costs just £12 a year for 12 monthly draws which means there are 12 chances of winning the monthly prize of £50 and, with only 100 members, the odds for winning are much better than the National Lottery! Although there was no monthly market in May the 100 Club draw still took place and the lucky winner this time was Diana Tymoshenko – well done Diana.

Our next monthly market will be on Saturday 3 June, when there will be a variety of stalls in the main hall and Victoria’s Café in the Reading Room selling delicious cakes and coffee. The market and café are open from 10am to 12 noon. If you are interested in having a stall at a future market, please contact Sally on 01823 400320 or email at barnyackland@hotmail.co.uk to check on availability.

The Victoria Rooms’ gazebos are available for hire at a very reasonable cost if you are hosting an outside event and think you may require some shade from the sun! If you are interested, please contact Philip on 01823 400609 to check availability.

Check out what is happening in our village hall on Victoria Rooms Facebook page. 

To hire the Victoria Rooms please contact Geoff on 01823 401365 or email at geoff.elson@xini.com