History of the Village Hall
The Village Hall (big white building adjacent to the school & opposite the Community Centre) is one of our local charities. It is built on land owned by the Wenvoe Estate for a peppercorn rent to the residents (then known as Villagers) to build a Village Hall in memory of their loved ones at the end of the First World War.
Back in the early years it was known as the ‘tin shack’ by residents which was eventually replaced and rebuilt by the Committee and residents in 1974 into the building you see today.
The hall is run by a Voluntary Management Committee of residents who adhere to a lease signed and agreed between themselves and the trustees to the land.
One of the conditions in the lease is that the Village Hall must have a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 residents from the Parish of Wenvoe known as ‘The Committee’. If the hall fails to adhere to this then the land will be passed back to the Landowners and the Village Hall will be no more.
The Village Hall was built very much with the community in mind. It is the home of the Playgroup who will be celebrating their 50th Birthday next year. The Playgroup was formed in 1969 by the residents of Wenvoe.
We have 3 badminton classes each week, 2 Karate Classes, along with Annette’s Children’s dancing and adults exercise classes Wednesday and Saturday.
There is Ballroom dancing Saturday evenings with Afternoon Tea Dances held every Tuesday from 2 – 4pm throughout the year. Tuesday group hold their meetings in the Annexe the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month and of course it’s a great hall to hold big events such as; Coming of age Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries and Children’s Parties.
The Vale Village Church are at the hall every Sunday morning from 10:30am and also hold an evening service, the first Sunday of every two months (the next evening is 1st April).
All contacts are at the front of this magazine.
The Wenvoe Wheelers hire the hall for the winter months on a Thursday evening and some exciting news from Thursday June 7th for six weeks, we have a Circus Skills Workshop hiring the hall. Watch out for the advert. It’s for all the family we are told, so lots of fun to be had in the Summer evenings.
As you can see from the above number of classes and events, the Village Hall is well used. If you would like more information about the Village Hall then please email us on wenvoevillagehall@yahoo. co.uk.