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Monday

9 am - 1 pm

1:15 pm - 2.45 pm

Tumble Tots

Zumba Gold

Tuesday

10 am - 11.30 pm

Music Bugs

Wednesday

6 pm - 11 pm

Clarendon Players Rehearsal

Thursday

6 pm - 11 pm

WBLOS Rehearsal

History of the Hall The Committee
at the Hall on the 27th April 2016 between…  10am to 12.30pm and 1.45pm to 4pm
How to Book Hall Information

Chairman


Bryan Kingscote


Secretary


Veronica Stubbings


Treasurer


Lise Munton


Lettings


Sheila Dunn

lettings@rwb-memhall.co.uk

Bar Manager /Caretaker


Jill Collett


Members


Ernie Taylor

David Taylor


Key Holder


Marion Taylor


Web Master


Naomi Stephenson




Facilities Manager


Dick Clark


The Committee

TThe Memorial Hall is close to the centre of Royal Wootton Bassett, within easy walking distance of the High Street.


The main hall (10m by 17m) is equipped with a stage (15ft by 12ft), dressing room, bar & bar lounge (6m by 14m) and kitchen as well as a smaller upstairs room and has a large car park. There is full disabled access and disabled facilities. The Memorial Hall is a licensed premise and would be the perfect venue for any community event, stage performance, party or function. The fully equipped kitchen has a 6 burner hob/oven, dish washer, hot-water urn, fridge, freezer, microwave, electric kettles and a large amount of working surface.


The Hall is centrally heated and the floor is kept highly polished for dancing.  It is a licensed premise and has its own bar lounge.  Only alcohol purchased on the premises through the licensed bar may be consumed here.


Either the Upper Room or the Committee/Stage Dressing Room can seat 20 people for meetings, discussions, play reading and arts & craft classes and can be hired separately from the main hall.


The Hall has fire regulations and hirers must comply with all regulations currently in force and with any requirements imposed by the Fire Officer.

If you wish to make a booking please download and complete the appropriate form:


Memorial Hall Booking Form

Upper Room Booking Form

Committee/Stage Dressing Room Booking Form

Furniture & Fire Safety Equipment Plan


Please read the Conditions of Hire and Hiring Fees 2017 which any booking will be subject to.


Once the appropriate forms are completed and signed, please enclose along with the correct

deposit cheque and post it to:


Mrs Sheila Dunn,

41 Collett Avenue,

Cheney Manor,

Swindon.

Wilts. SN2 1NQ.

Should you wish to discuss a booking please Email: lettings@rwb-memhall.co.uk

History of the Hall

The land was originally granted to the town at the turn of the century with the proposal for a permanent hall being made as far back as 1912.  The old wooden building, affectionately known as ‘The Hut’ was built as a canteen during the 1914-18 war and given for the use of the town by the YMCA at the end of the war.  The W/B Memorial Institute was set up in the hut after the war and the building was used extensively for local functions and clubs.  It boasted its own snooker table and tennis courts [situated where the Pratten huts now are] and was home to the Men’s Club.  

The Memorial Institute and Tennis Court was used by troops at the outbreak of World War II and blackout was ordered in August 1940.  It was used by troops as a canteen and even doubled as a cinema.  From October 1942 to October 1944 there is record of a billiard room which was used as a school.

In October 1945 Wiltshire County Council wished to use the Hall as a dining room for children at school in what is now the Civic Centre.  The charge was £1 per day – reduced to 15/- after negotiation in February 1946!

During June 1943 a group of local people gathered in the Council School to discuss providing a public hall at the end of the war.

To read more of The Memorial Hall’s History please click here

General Information How to Book? Forthcoming Events Find Us

How to Find Us




Memorial Hall,

Station Rd,

Royal Wootton Bassett,

Swindon,

Wiltshire

SN4 8EN


Charity No: 305598



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