Friday, 21 October 2011

Warrington Hall

By Ruth Porteous

Did you know that after World War II plans were made to build a
memorial hall in Warrington to honour the local men who gave their
lives? To help meet the cost of construction, a member of the
community, went door to door, once a week, collecting 2/6d
(approximately 25c) from each family. When the hall was completed and
opened in 1957, it was debt free.
Since the hall's completion, there have been some small changes to the
original structure. What was once a projection room and then a store
room is now the men's toilet and the ladies' toilet is where the
doctor's waiting room/hall cloak room was. These used to be "long
drops" toilets, which were outside, at the back of the hall.
The present doctor's room has been added in recent years, replacing
the consulting area which was in the meeting room at the back of the
hall. This was a separate room beside the kitchen, which has been only
marginally upgraded in recent years.
With the loss of the projection room, suitable storage area has also
been lost, so the committee has discussed extending the hall to
provide an easily accessible storage area. Kitchen facilities could
also be upgraded.
If you have an interest in being involved in this project or have
skills you are willing to share, come along to our AGM in the
Warrington Hall on Thursday 17 November at 7.30pm.
There is a piano in the hall that is looking for a good home. The only
cost associated with this will be for its freight!

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