A village’s social calendar is booming since a new hall was officially opened.
People in Thornham spent years fundraising to replace the out-of date-wooden drill hall with a bright modern facility.
Villagers were able to raise a toast to say farewell to the old drill hall, which was built in 1906, with a speech by Anthony Needham before closing the door for the final time on September 21.
The new hall was officially opened with a ceremony which included speeches and a blessing by the Rev Christopher Wood and a buffet provided by the Lifeboat pub.
Now the hall’s diary is being booked up by new computer classes, zumba groups, pilates classes, yoga and even a monthly cinema along with soup-and-a-sandwich sessions.
The hall’s marketing and publicity officer Louise Howell is pleased with the response and said: “The new hall has created quite a stir.
“It is amazing to see the community coming together. This is a good thing for the whole village.”
The hall will be running a number of fundraising events over the next few months including a quiz on October 25, wine tasting on November 7 along with carpet bowls on November 14.
For more information on the hall go to: www. thornhamvillagehall.co.uk