GALLERY: Community celebrates 125 years of Coates Village Hall
PUBLISHED: 09:54 08 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:54 08 April 2015
A packed Easter weekend line-up of activities was organised to mark a village hall’s landmark birthday.
Coates Village Hall 125th anniversary
125 years of Coates village hall.Left: Vi Ellington and Jill Anthony on the raffle stall. Picture: Steve Williams.
125 years of Coates village hall. Left: Niamh Creedon, Derrick and Pauline Bedford.Picture: Steve Williams.
125 years of Coates village hall. Pam and Ralph Potts enjoying the coffee morning.Picture: Steve Williams.
125 years of Coates village hall. Left: Chris and Pete Cranwell, Gaynor Hemmaway, Paul and Louise Bedford. Picture: Steve Williams.
125 years of Coates village hall.Left: Pauline Bedford, Mayoress Ann Mason, Mayor of Whittlesey David Mason. Picture: Steve Williams.
Coates Village Hall was built 125 years ago for the princely sum of £189 - paid for by the people of the village.
The festivities kicked off with a dinner dance on Friday night. A coffee morning was held on Saturday, a table-top sale took place on Sunday and the four-day celebration was rounded off with bingo on Monday.
A great time was had by all and £815 was raised, which will go towards a new suspended ceiling for the hall.
Secretary Pauline Bedford said: “It went very well. We gave out commemorative pens to everyone who uses the hall - we had 200 made and there are only 10 left, which shows how popular the hall is.
“There’s line dancing on Monday nights, dog training on Tuesdays - something for everyone.”
If you would like to hire out the hall, contact Mrs Creedon on 01733 840346
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