Along a path beside the Rectory, through a small copse, into a clearing, the Rectory Room was constructed of a wooden frame covered in corrugated iron sheets. With a stage, equipped with a piano, and an excellent dance floor, the building was used regularly for dances (ballroom, of course!), skittles, shows, 'social' evenings full of team games and any other function that could be thought of. When the Rectory Room was declared unfit for use the community set to and raised thousands of £s to build a new modern Parish Hall. For many of the older members of the parish, fond memories of evenings spent in the old Rectory Room can be enjoyed.
Here are two pictures, from the late 50s of a sadly missed community event 'the Christmas Party' held in the Rectory Room. Some of us may even recognise a few faces, or be in one of them!! First the children...
...then the turn of the senior members of the village.
A copy of a programme of an event held in the Rectory Room on Easter Monday, 10th April 1944.
(1) From Enfield; staying at Whitstone
(2) Accompanied by Mr Barratt on the mandolin
(3) Participants: Sylvia Maddock, Mavis Maddock, Mrs Brommell, Vera Sandercock, Edna Masters & Christine Masters
50º 45'03.84N 4º 30'01.39W OS: SX 237977 Elevation: 142m
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