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Wateringbury Village Hall

Wateringbury Village Hall or Church Rooms as it was known then.
I took these photographs on the 2nd May 2005 just before the hall was demolished to make way for the new hall. This hall was opened in 1901.




I remember the church rooms being used regularly on Saturday afternoons for jumble sales. I always found something to take home and specifically remember buying an album to store 78 rpm records in, took it home and put all my mums records in it closed it up and broke most of the records!!
When I was a little older the village hall became the youth club which in my day was run by Tony Powney from upper mill (Tony had a daughter Vanessa) with the help from Tony ???? the local bobby.
Several of us would run a disco and we raised enough money to buy a Marshall amp and speaker and I made the lights out of old TV sets that I got from work.
Do you remember any activity in the old Village Hall?
The above photo was taken on the day the War Memorial was unveiled.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The local bobby was Tony Woods.

Niesmann said...

The village bobby was my father Tony Kilner, Tony Woods, also a policeman in the area was a little later, we moved in 1975 but dad used to help at the youth club with Tony Powney he was also a cub leader.

Mum and dad moved to Wales after his retirement in 1991 sadly he died of leukaemia in 2004 age 60 mum still lives near Brecon, my sister Gill and I also "emigrated" to Wales in the early 90's .

Brought back many childhood memories finding this site

Chris Kilner

Niesmann said...

The village bobby was my father Tony Kilner, Tony Woods, also a policeman in the area was a little later, we moved in 1975 but dad used to help at the youth club with Tony Powney he was also a cub leader.

Mum and dad moved to Wales after his retirement in 1991 sadly he died of leukaemia in 2004 age 60 mum still lives near Brecon, my sister Gill and I also "emigrated" to Wales in the early 90's .

Brought back many childhood memories finding this site

Chris Kilner

Niesmann said...

The village bobby was my father Tony Kilner, Tony Woods, also a policeman in the area was a little later, we moved in 1975 but dad used to help at the youth club with Tony Powney he was also a cub leader.

Mum and dad moved to Wales after his retirement in 1991 sadly he died of leukaemia in 2004 age 60 mum still lives near Brecon, my sister Gill and I also "emigrated" to Wales in the early 90's .

Brought back many childhood memories finding this site

Chris Kilner

Niesmann said...

The village bobby was my father Tony Kilner, Tony Woods, also a policeman in the area was a little later, we moved in 1975 but dad used to help at the youth club with Tony Powney he was also a cub leader.

Mum and dad moved to Wales after his retirement in 1991 sadly he died of leukaemia in 2004 age 60 mum still lives near Brecon, my sister Gill and I also "emigrated" to Wales in the early 90's .

Brought back many childhood memories finding this site

Chris Kilner

Niesmann said...

The village bobby was my father Tony Kilner, Tony Woods, also a policeman in the area was a little later, we moved in 1975 but dad used to help at the youth club with Tony Powney he was also a cub leader.

Mum and dad moved to Wales after his retirement in 1991 sadly he died of leukaemia in 2004 age 60 mum still lives near Brecon, my sister Gill and I also "emigrated" to Wales in the early 90's .

Brought back many childhood memories finding this site

Chris Kilner