BERRICK AND ROKE VILLAGE HALL
In 1979 it was agreed amongst the residents that a village hall was needed and would be well used. An unused old wooden office building was located at Green College in Oxford and offered at a very attractive price. Its dimensions and internal rooms were ideal for our requirements. Several people in the village loaned money to a fund which, along with a grant, enabled us to buy the building. Members of the village then set about clearing the site at the recreation ground, and put down a concrete slab. Then they dismantled the building at Green College and transported it to the site. After much huffing and puffing, the building was erected on site.
The village won an award for its community achievement in erecting the Hall, which has been well-used for parties, evening classes, travelling theatre, Council meetings, and cricket tea; it was the home of a nursery school for a year or two, and also became a surrogate Post Office when the pub P.O. closed. As with all community projects, it operates through the good-will and efforts of a small Village Hall Committee of dedicated villagers who raise money to maintain it.
|Village Hall on cricket day|