A cream tea was organised on Sunday in Holme Village Hall, to celebrate the centenary of the laying of the foundation stone of the building, by Hamon Le Strange .
The plans for the hall (formerly known as the Institute) were drawn up by the architect HG Ibberson and the Le Strange Estate presented the land to the village.
Today’s building has been much improved and extended and there are plans for further improvements in the near future. The main hall has retained much of its original character and features an attractive beamed ceiling.
In the past, the hall was used for a large variety of events but is sadly underused at the present time. To encourage more use, Holme residents organising village groups or charity events are now able to hire the hall for free.
Nearly 100 villagers attended the successful event which was organised by the village hall committee and sponsored by Holme Parish Council. They enjoyed an aperitif on arriving, tea, cream scones and home made cake. After the tea, a Songs of Praise service was held in the church with hymns chosen by different village groups.