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www.horndononthehillessex.org.uk

The Village Hall Story

The Hall is situated on the corner of Mill Lane and High Road

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These wooden framed houses originally occupied the plot. It is said that these were not simply demolished but were dismantled for re-erection elsewhere

This view, probably taken from the Church steeple, shows the ‘Old Village Hall’ that replaced the Houses.

Although a crude construction of prefabricated concrete sections it provided years of service.

What no Hall!

The Old Hall had been demolished but the promise of  a new hall evaporated due to bankruptcy of the developers

Thankfully Mike Tarbard backed by the Horndon Society successfully negotiated with the Council for a new Hall. Construction started in 1996, Here Brian Murray lays the blocks.

David Theobald, the blacksmith, at work with the old

Village Hall in the background

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The opening ceremony

Later, to celebrate Year 2000, the Millennium Clock was added. Barry and Dennis carefully assemble the clock.

The Hall 2006

The Old Hall 1991