Beckington Memorial Hall
               BA11 6SJ

You can book the hall online at: beckingtonmemorialhall.org.uk.
Booking Secretary: Tel No: 07554 207333 or 01373 830949.

Users of the Hall

The Hall itself is used for many activities and meetings, such as:

Parish Council meetingsOver 60s Group
Lunch Club
Beckington Village ChoirDragon Boxing
Tai ChiYoga
Wessex Camera ClubVarious Bands for practice
Home Education GroupWomen’s Institute
Cycle ClubsPolling Station
Beckington Pre-schoolProbus Club
Inner WheelFrome Art Society
Carpet SalesRotary
Conservative Association
Beckington School and Springmead School for many activities (including PE and annual school play)
Beckington Players produce a highly successful annual Music Hall
ZEN Shotokan Karate www.zenshotokankarate.co.uk

The Hall is also an ideal venue for private hiring, such as Wedding Receptions, Children’s Parties, Birthday and Anniversary Parties and a variety of social events for private or public organizations.

Sporting Activities

The recreation ground and Hall facilities are used by the Beckington Cricket Club and three Frome football teams.

Village Day

The recreation field and Hall facilities are extensively used every June to stage a very popular Village Day event. The aim of this event is to provide everyone with a thoroughly enjoyable day as well as to provide a contribution to the Hall’s funds. See what is being organized for the next Village Day.

Hiring of the Memorial Hall Facilities

The Main Hall and the Clifford Suite have the following maximum capacities:

Main Hall   Clifford
When used for a closely seated audience22096
When used for dancing20087
When seating is provided at tables10040
When used for dancing and seating is also provided at tables11550


You can book the hall online at: beckingtonmemorialhall.org.uk. Booking Secretary: Tel No: 07554 207333 or 01373 830949.

Management of the Memorial Hall

The Memorial Hall is a registered charity (No 304484) and is run by a very active Management Committee, which includes representatives from village user bodies. The Management Committee organises fund raising events throughout the year to cater for a wide variety of tastes and also runs the 200 Club draw. The fund raising events include jumble sales, Village Day, race nights, themed evenings, suppers, firework displays, dances and many more.
The Management Committee is also responsible for deciding how the income generated shall be spent – whether on maintenance, new projects or for other uses.

History

The Village Hall was created out of money raised by the people of Beckington, following the world wars, as a Memorial to those local people who lost their lives for the country.

Over the years the Hall has been extended and improved. It now includes a large, well equipped kitchen, sports changing facilities and the self contained Clifford Suite, which is suitable for smaller functions and meetings independent of the Main Hall. There is storage for sports equipment, a tool store shed and a storage facility for larger equipment. Major works have taken place since 1988. The Clifford Suite was built between 1989 and 1992, without grant aid, as and when we could afford it, paid for by our own fund raising efforts. By 1995 the original corrugated asbestos cement roof of the hall was deteriorating and the 1981 flat roof extension was leaking. A project to re-roof the complete area was undertaken whilst extending the front entrance to accommodate a bigger kitchen, new toilets and cloakroom. The old metal windows on the Bath Road elevation were replaced, and a new fire exit door installed. The original pre-cast concrete pillars were unable to take the weight of a conventional tiled roof, so lightweight coated steel "tiles" were used, much to the surprise of most people when they saw it. Numerous improvements in recent years include: