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Wymington Memorial Hall

Rushden Echo & Argus, 6th February 1948, transcribed by Kay Collins

Memorial Plans Soon
Plans for the village hall that Wymington is to build as a war memorial will be prepared in the near future.

Meeting on Wednesday, the general committee agreed to determine the size and type of hall required and then consult an architect. The possibilities of obtaining grants from various funds are to be explored.

The financial statement showed that income so far is £591 18s., but £65 has been spent—£40 as a deposit on a site. The balance is £526 12s.

Mr. A. Keech presided at the meeting, supported by the joint hon. secretaries, Messrs. C. Desborough and J. Lewis.

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Raised £763 for Memorial

DECLARING open the annual Christmas bazaar in aid of the Wymington Memorial Hall fund on Saturday, Mr. A J. Bignell congratulated the committee on their choice of memorial and on raising £763 to date.

Mr. J. W. Reynolds was the chairman.

The opener was present with a buttonhole and there was a bouquet of carnations for his wife. Buttonholes were also presented to Mr. Reynolds and Mr. W. A. Robinson (chairman of the parish council) who proposed thanks.

Stalls in the schoolroom had been brightly decorated and business was brisk. Stallholders were: linen and fancy work Mrs. Underwood and Mrs. J. Perkins and the Misses E. Desborough and D. Boddington; plants, Messrs. W. Jolley and A. Green; shoes Messrs. W. Robinson and A. Barnes; novelties, Mrs. Scrimshaw; toys and books, Mrs. Keech; competitions, Miss S Higgins and Mrs. N. Lewis; table skittles, Mr. C. Green; refreshments Mesdames J. Lewis, L. Boddington, E. Fisher, G. Harlow, P. Smith. C. Desborough and F. E. Wood; treasure hunt, Messrs. W Chapman and A. Scrimshaw. Doorkeepers were Messrs. E. Higgins, W. Phillips and S. Church.

Arrangements were made by the committee with Messrs C. Desborough and J. Lewis as secretaries.

plans memorial
Looking at the plans
The plaque inside the Memorial Hall

The Jokers
The Jokers
The local group supporting Gordon Meadows and his dance band at a Barn Dance at Poplar Farm, Wymington in 1965 for the Memorial Hall Fund
Dance Ticket

The Jokers at the Barn Dance l-r: Paul Wright, Brian Hindmarche, Ady Short, Pete May

1967 poster

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