Diamond days for Memorial Hall

Helpringham  village hall celebrating diamond anniversary. L-R Gill Grace, Lindsay Cousland, Tess Taylor, Larraine Wright, Roma Parry, Joyce Drake, Michael Hartley, Teresa Abram, Marian Stocking. Pictured in the new garden area at the back of the village hall. EMN-160919-182832001
Helpringham village hall celebrating diamond anniversary. L-R Gill Grace, Lindsay Cousland, Tess Taylor, Larraine Wright, Roma Parry, Joyce Drake, Michael Hartley, Teresa Abram, Marian Stocking. Pictured in the new garden area at the back of the village hall. EMN-160919-182832001

Last week saw a special celebration to mark the diamond anniversary of the opening of Helperingham’s Memorial Hall.

On the Saturday night a 1950s Music Night was attended by over 70 people, who were entertained by the music of ‘Echoes of the Past’ and Steve B.

Helpringham  village hall celebrating diamond anniversary. L-R Michael Hartley - treasuer, Michael Bothamley - ex-chairman. EMN-160919-182758001

Helpringham village hall celebrating diamond anniversary. L-R Michael Hartley - treasuer, Michael Bothamley - ex-chairman. EMN-160919-182758001

The bring a plate buffet was generously supplied so that no one went hungry, and revellers danced the night away.

The next day, Sunday September 18, saw many people travelling from afar to attend the open hall and garden at the Memorial Hall, with over 100 people visiting the exhibition on the hall’s history put together by Helpringham History Society.

Hall secretary Laraine Wright said visitors also enjoyed the garden where Helpringham Gardening Club held a plant sale and, along with the Petticoat Club, exhibited their histories and present activities.

The local bell ringers rang a full peel from St Andrew’s Church in the village to celebrate the jubilee. Also, to commemorate the event, the present committee of the hall were presented with a framed photograph of the Memorial Hall with inserts of its 60 year history and its present usage. This is now hung in the hall.

Helpringham  village hall celebrating diamond anniversary. L-R Jean Bird and Brenda Davies - members of HAMS. EMN-160919-182811001

Helpringham village hall celebrating diamond anniversary. L-R Jean Bird and Brenda Davies - members of HAMS. EMN-160919-182811001

Helpringham  village hall celebrating diamond anniversary. L-R David Robinson and Adrian Pearce of Helpringham. EMN-160919-182846001

Helpringham village hall celebrating diamond anniversary. L-R David Robinson and Adrian Pearce of Helpringham. EMN-160919-182846001