Knocking down your village hall and starting again is a bold move. However, the community in Aberforth in West Wales has spoken and it would like a brand new £1m plus 'hub' that's fit for the 21st century. Trustee and project officer Sue Lewis tells us about their plans, the challenges they're facing and covers some of the key lessons-learned so far. Essential listening, especially if you too think your community building needs bringing up-to-date.
What are YOUR memories of Aberporth Village Hall? Following the demolition of the 90 year old building an appeal has gone out for photographic memories of events in the hall. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the hall committee are working with Hanes Aberporth History group to record memories from the past decades.
After nearly 90 years of community life, the village hall at Aberporth hosted its final performance on Saturday. A rousing performance by Blaenporth Male Voice Choir along with a covid-restricted audience said goodbye to the hall – built in 1935 - which will be demolished next week.