Milverton
Victoria Rooms

Victoria Rooms December update

This is the last village magazine before Christmas – where has 2023 gone?  There are still a number of events taking place in the Victoria Rooms during December and, as usual, members of the committee will decorate the hall in true festive fashion.
 
Our monthly market on 2 December will have a festive theme. There will be a raffle with some great prizes and mince pies and mulled wine will be on sale at Victoria’s Café. The draw for the 100 Club will also be made. The winner for November was Jan Gorton – well done Jan. All the stalls are taken at this market but 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. Stalls are great value at just £2.50 each.
 
As previously advised, our pre-Christmas event – ‘Mince Pies and Merriment – is on Friday, 8 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 Rebecca on 07946 627987 or email at milvertonamdram@gmail.com. Last year this event sold out very quickly, so advance booking is advised.  We look forward to seeing you there.
 
We are delighted to announce that the Victoria Rooms now proudly displays three plaques kindly donated by the Milverton Trust to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, her sad passing and the Coronation of King Charles III. There will now be a permanent record on our village hall that Milverton commemorated these three notable royal events within the space of 12 months. Our grateful thanks to The Milverton Trust for purchasing the plaques and entrusting them to the Victoria Rooms.
 
The Victoria Rooms’ AGM is being held on Tuesday, 9 January from 7pm and everyone is invited to come along and hear what has been achieved in the last year together with plans for the future of the Rooms. You are also invited to join us for a glass of wine and some nibbles and chat to our current Trustees. As mentioned last month, the Management Committee is in urgent need of new Trustees coming forward to ensure the continued smooth running of our village hall and, hopefully, after having the chance to find out what is required, you may be inspired to give it a go.
 
Details of our joint fundraising event with St Michael’s Church to be held on Saturday 6 April 2024, when Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir will be singing will be available next month, so just put the date in your diary for what is going to be a most enjoyable evening. 
 
Please don’t forget to save your postage stamps from your Christmas cards and all other mail as these can be sold to help raise funds for the village hall. They can be left in the pouch in the Reading Room when the hall is open or at the Post Office.  Alternatively, please contact Maggie on 01823 400142 or email at maggiedinning@gmail.com.  
 
Check out what is happening in our village hall on our Victoria Rooms Facebook page.
 
To hire the Victoria Rooms please contact Geoff at geoff.elson@xini.com or on 07920 188612.
 
The Management Committee wish all our hirers and supporters a great Christmas and a very happy 2024.