Editor: The following article was written by Robert Dudley Chairman of our Village Hall for the Parish Magazine. Upon reading it we asked if we may publish this here on Wyeweb. We who have lived in this village for a considerable long time remember what an important role our village hall has played in the life of Wye.
Our children, went to playgroup here, had their birthday parties here. We have voted here, attended events here, come together here and have memories of when once, the large hall had a stage. We can remember when Parish Council meetings were held here and members of the public attended many a meeting in this building. We came together in this place for Annual Parish meetings when the Chairman and Councillors conducted meetings from the stage. Peggy Reid the Clerk took notes on a voluntary basis having previously dressed the top table with a vase of flowers from her garden.
The years have rolled on and our village hall got left behind. The stage having been removed and the large front window fell into a state of disrepair.
Now due to a lot of hard work by the Hall Committee and others, there is to be a renaissance of this vital building. We were pleased to read that already the large window has been repaired and a new stage is to be built. To those responsible we salute you!
Wye Village Hall and Recreation Ground Management Committee
Registered charity number 302899
As I write we are still awaiting planning permission for Stage 1 of the Hall Development project but fund raising has been continuing apace. We are extremely grateful to the individuals and organisations who have contributed towards our war chest including Ian Cooling whose Book Fair made £250 towards Wye Centre, the WI Scrabblethon which made £180 and some conspicuous acts of personal generosity including an anonymous gift of £5,000. Continue Reading »