Memories are made of this
AN EXHIBITION about the history of Sutton Cheney will be held in the village hall on Sunday November 19 from 11am until 4pm.
Organised by the hall’s management committee, which has recently become a registered charity, the event marks the building’s redecoration.
It will feature a display of old photographs and documents and organiers say it will also be a chance to talk to people who have personal memories of the village and to record their shared information for future generations.
Originally the village school, built in the early 1800s, the building became a church hall when the school closed and was then leased from the church diocese by a trust and committee who turned it into a village hall.
The hall committee secured a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2003 which enabled an extension to be built to accommodate toilets and a kitchen.
Today, it provides the space for many activities including skittles, quizzes and talks, whist drives, a coffee club, yoga, sewing, and an art club.
It is also available for hire for family parties and other events and is wheelchair accessible.