Kirby Cane Memorial Hall

memorial hall (kce)
No pavements or tarmac (1920s)

<<Tidings, February 2019>>

For nearly one hundred years Kirby Cane Memorial Hall has been serving the community and in spite of its age it is in really fine condition, thanks to the loving care taken by so many. It was gifted by Simon John Crisp of Kirby Cane Hall as a memorial to the Kirby Cane men who lost their lives in World War 1.

However, continuing fund-raising is needed for maintenance and improvements. Future projects include installing central heating and replacing the floor in the back room.

Sarah Hanlan and Jacqui Minns, two of the Hall Trustees, have masterminded a series of successful events since the summer: the first ever  Village Yard Sale, a Coffee and Cake Morning, a Bingo Evening, a Children’s Halloween Party and the grand Christmas Tree light switch-on, with Carols, heartily sung, accompanied by The Waveney Valley Brass Band. Father Christmas put in an early appearance with a tin of sweets to delight the children. Mulled wine, jacket potatoes and mince pies were welcome on a night of atrocious weather.

The New Year was celebrated with a lunch, prepared by a team of helpers and judging by the comments of the many who attended, was said to be delicious!


Improvements during 2018 have included the erection of a sturdy storage shed by John Riches Sheds of Hales, who gave us a generous discount. Lyndon Pallett of Kirby Cane Quarry donated materials for the concrete base.  Much work has been done voluntarily by the Chairman and other Trustees.

Cawthorne Electrical have done a great deal of work updating all the wiring circuits. The regular groups using the hall are: Art Club, The Blossom Pre-School, Carpet Bowls, Keep Fit, Knit and Natter, Pilates, Qi Gong, and the Women’s Institute (for days and times, see Regular Activities at our Village Halls).

Chairman: John Cook. Secretary: Sarah Oldman.
Treasurer: Heather Boyd.

The Hall Administrator is Sandy Blake, tel 01508-518819

Many thanks to all who support the Hall.
Here’s to the next 100 years!



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