The major elements of the Phase 1 of maintenance and improvement works were completed by the end of the August 2018, on time and surprisingly for a 175 year old listed building, pretty well to budget.
Since then the walls have been repainted and a picture hanging rail installed. Local artists are now displaying their work within the Hall and the introduction of bookshelves has enabled the once monthly book sale to expand with a permanent presence of several hundred books.
The 1843 acoustics have been much improved with the inclusion of a specifically designed tile system enabling both voice and music to be appreciated throughout the space.
The Hall is now watertight, warm and inviting and this much improved ambiance is reflected in an increased and more diverse use of the building.
Fundraising for Phase 2 of the maintenance and improvement work is now proceeding apace and it is our hope to have new windows, improved toilets and kitchen complete by the end of 2020.
JP cutting the cake celebrating the completion of phase 1 (Saturday 15th December 2018)
Harvest Supper Saturday 20th October
Saturday 5th October 2019
Our next major fundraising event is a fantastic opportunity to see 2 internationally famous auctioneers in action. Jonathan Pratt of Dreawetts 1759 who regularly appears on BBC’s Bargain Hunt and Flog It and Stewart Hofgartner of Below Stairs and a dealer on ITV’s Dickinson’s Real Deal will be our auctioneers.
There will be many exiting lots on offer and we envisage the auction to be in two halves either side of a mid evening meal.
Tickets £12:00 available from the Shalbourne Stores or the Committee.
Craft Market (17th/18th November 2018)