Hall History

As a girl, Shirley was given this souvenir as a swap with a local boy.  Just a couple of inches diameter, it has a mirror on the back

One of 250 commemorative handbag mirrors produced to celebrate the opening of the hall

The Jubilee Hall was built in 1935, the Silver Jubilee year of King George V, who reigned from 1910 to 1936.  It started small;  the kitchen and toilet areas were added to either end later and, then in 2012, as part of the refurbishment, a storeroom was added to the back.

Key events in the history of the hall:

  • 1934:  proposal made to build a hall (March)
  • 1947:  Warleggan and District Young Farmers Club formed
  • 1949: Calor gas lights installed (March)
  • 1958: Warleggan and Cardynham Women’s Institute formed
  • 1960: Electric light installed (see quote)
  • 1980 plans for the hall

    1980 plans for the hall

    1977: New toilet block and entrance lobby constructed at north end (officially opened May 1978)

  • 1977:  Silver Jubilee celebrations (for Elizabeth II)
  • 1981: Updating of kitchen block and demolishing of old toilet annex (see plans)
  • 1984: Reslating of roof
  • 1985: Golden Jubilee – celebrating the hall’s 50th anniversary – and refurbishment of hall (see  souvenir booklet)
  • 2005:  Platinum anniversary –  celebrating the hall’s 70th anniversary  (see  souvenir sheet)
  • 2007:  Solar panels installed on the hall roof (see our ‘refurbishment‘ page)
  • 2012:  Renovation of kitchen, toilet block and construction of store room annex at back (see our ‘refurbishment‘ page)
  • 2013:  Official opening of refurbished hall (see ‘official opening‘ report)

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