The 2021 AGM took place on September 7th. Chairman Bill Bourne reported on a very successful 12 months spent raising funds for and completing the renovation of the Upper Hall. The Covid pandemic gave an opportunity for the work to be done while the Hall was closed. Jill Bourne and Shian Hartshorne stood down as Trustees. Bill was thanked by residents and trustees for his unstinting work and vision through the renovation process.
At the subsequent Trustees' meeting Hilda Blythe replaced Bill as Chair. Lucy Frost was welcomed as a co-opted member of the Trustees.
31st July 2021
Our refurbished upper Hall was re-opened by County Councillor Gordon Castle
June 11th 2021
We're getting there. The scaffolding has gone from the inside of the Upper Hall. Just the decorating to finish and a few more fittings.
May the 12th 2021
Nearly there! Decorating is starting. Not long now.
April the 30th 2021
Wonderful funding news
In the last few weeks we have received over £20,000 in grants and donations from generous funders including the Joicey Trust, the Foyle Foundation and the Community Foundation. We are well on our way to fully funding the restoration project. Work continues apace with new wiring installed and we are nearly ready to redecorate!
April the 1st 2021
Time Capsule goes under the new floor
The new floor is going down and Ann and Jack Ross (lifelong residents of the village) placed a Time Capsule under it containing among other things, a list of subscribers to the Plank Fund which has paid for the new floor, the Funding Request document , posters of fundraising events and photographs of the renovation work.
February 10th 2021
In the last two weeks we have received grants from the Catherine Cookson Trust, the Burgage Holders of Alnmouth and the Alnmouth Parish Council which allows us to progress all the work necessary to reopen the Hindmarsh Hall, Covid restrictions allowing of course.
February 6th 2021
The wonky, splintery floor has gone!!
January 22nd 2021
Introducing the Hindmarsh Hall Times
Shian and John Hartshorn have created a new logo for us:
We are very pleased with the way it places the Hindmarsh Hall in its village setting close to the sea.