Geldeston Village hall was originally built by the Dowson family in the 1920's for the purpose
of showing films. Since those days we have seen many changes but the hall continues to be at the
heart of the village and its activities.
Though made of second-hand bricks! The building was then state-of-the-art in its design. This meant it was able to show silent films from the very beginning and was superior, therefore, to the hall built at the very same time in Kirby Cane. However, that was not its main or only purpose. It was intended to be a gathering place for all kinds of village events -- entertainments, meetings, celebrations, private hire, etc. (Until then the village had used the School building for any big gathering; there was also a meetings room / tea room at the pub.) And it was in the Village Hall (as mentioned in our 2006 Parish Plan) that the biggest gathering of parishioners in recent memory took place. The hall chairman of the time, John Spink, proposed to sell the land on which the hall was built for houses and, using the proceeds, rebuild the hall somewhere else. His widow Dorothea Spink, in her stubborn and tactless Scottish manner, STILL thinks it would have been a good idea! The villagers were appalled and furious, and they stopped the plan in its tracks.
We are the focal point for all the local events including our renowned Village Fete, Music On The Green and much more. Regular activities include an Indoor Bowls club, Pilates, weekly coffee mornings, Ukulele club as well as frequent films shows.
We are Dementia Friendly
Village Hall AGM
The Village Hall AGM 2019 was held on 6th March 2019.
The Village Hall AGM minutes 2019 can be viewed here soon: