Members blast from the past at Burton Green hall’s birthday celebrations
CELEBRATIONS were a huge success in Burton Green as members gathered from decades gone by to mark 30 years of the village hall as well as it’s founder’s 90th birthday.
Burton Green village hall took up its new premises in 1982 and to celebrate 30 years since the move former members were invited along for a special afternoon tea party to celebrate all their hard work over the decades.
In a double birthday whammy there was also a cake and celebrations to mark the 90th birthday of Mary Morss who officially opened the new hall in 1982 and has been a keen enthusiast of all activities there since.
Kathryn Stewart, current chair of the hall committee, said it was an absolutely fantastic day and that a lot of work went in to make it extra special. She said after tracking down as many founder members as possible, she was delighted to see them all turn up on the day.
“We are such a focal point for the community and so thankful to everyone who has put in time and effort to make that happen so successfully over the last 30 years,” she said. It was great to have so many former members back and the state of the hall today really is a credit to them.”
She added: “The fact it was Mary Morss’ 90th birthday was perfect to make it an even better celebration, she was very surprised and pleased when current committee members presented her with a bouquet.”
The hall was built in 1923 but replaced in 1982 by the building still standing today to offer a meeting place for fitness groups, clubs and community classes.
And Kathryn said although activities at the hall have changed, the commitment of members has certainly not.
The hall’s website has had over 10,000 hits to date and they are always looking for new ways to get people through the doors.
“We have really tried hard to move with the times and really love to see members of the public using and enjoying our hall,” she said.
The hall is under threat from high speed rail which if given the go ahead, could be bought up in a compulsory purchase order and demolished to make access for the route. For more information contact them on 07929 416621 or visit the website at www.bgvh.org.uk
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