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Village groups help mark hall’s jubilee

Former English stoolball player Heather Creswell and her fellow Yapton player Sue Boxall of the West division county stoolball Association promoting their sport at the hall event PPP-140615-170037006

Former English stoolball player Heather Creswell and her fellow Yapton player Sue Boxall of the West division county stoolball Association promoting their sport at the hall event PPP-140615-170037006

VILLAGE groups staged a special event to mark the silver jubilee of Yapton’s village hall.

Some ten of the organisations had stalls at last Saturday’s fete at the hall for the 25th anniversary of the community building.

They included the Evergreen Club, which had a silver theme to its display with a silver secrets tombola, the University of the Third Age, Yapton Village WI, Yapton Stoolball Club and Yapton Free Church.

Indoor bowlers and local historians were also present.

Pam Evans, a member of the hall’s management committee, said: “The fete went well though it would have been nice if more people had come along.

“Each of the stalls had quite a few people with them and some supporters.”

The anniversary day also included a popular tribute concert to The Beatles in the hall in the evening.

The hall was opened in 1989 after it was built on land at King George V Playing Field on Main Road for £250,000 after a ten-year fundraising campaign by residents.

“It’s the only entertainment place in the village,” 
said Pam.

“It’s the hub of the village and it’s being refurbished at the moment.”

But she said more people needed to support the activities which were staged there by the committee.

“They come along to the respective clubs but they just don’t seem to come very much to the other events that are put on here.

“There must be a lot of lonely people in the village but they don’t come here.”

 

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