Peter Griffits Hall

Peter Griffits Hall

The small village hall was added to the main building in the late 1920s and was renamed a few years ago to commemorate Peter Griffits, a benefactor and long-standing member of the management committee.

The hall is suitable for small active classes, for instance pilates or morris dancing as well as seated meetings such as lectures or AGMs. It is also available for hire for activities such as children‘s parties.

Entrance is via a lobby on the north side, wheelchair access on the west side. The hall measures 40 x 23 ft (12 x 7m) and has good natural and artificial lighting.

Kitchen in Peter Griffits hall

There is a newly fitted kitchen (11 ft x 11ft, 3.3m x 3.3m) for food preparation and cooking. There is an electric oven, sinks for food preparation, washing up and hand washing and an automatic extractor fan to remove cooking smells and steam. The kitchen connects to a separate, wide serving area. This service area has a wide, deep shelf opening on to the hall from which food and drink can be served, folding doors close the service area from the hall when it is not in use.

Interior of Peter Griffits hall from the service area

The store room contains plastic stacking chairs, a wheeled chair trolley, folding tables and wooden trestle tables. There is also a slide projector stand for use in conjunction with the retractable screen (5 ft wide) attached to the wall in the hall. The piano in the hall is available for hirers’ use.

There are gentlemen’s toilets, the ladies toilets have been adapted for additional use as a unisex facility for the disabled.

The heating has recently been renewed and is on standby from October to May. Hirers can activate the heating by pressing a button and each radiator has a separate control.

Regular hirers can store equipment in the kitchen or hall subject to availability of cupboard space and management committee approval.

Interior of Peter Griffits hall