The Village Hall Story
The Hall is situated on the corner of Mill Lane and High Road
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
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
David Theobald, the blacksmith, at work with the old
Village Hall in the background
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