April 2013 – Hulse Hall Update

Doesn’t feel much like Spring has sprung and, as a result, due to the fact that the Hall always seems much warmer than the Reading Room never enjoyed and appreciated committee meetings so much; What a great idea those big metal boxed fans were ….

Saturday 23rd February saw a repeat performance ( due to very popular demand ) of John Forshaw’s award-winning Breamore – 100 Years of Village Life. Even with a 4 hour power cut nothing could stop this resolutely determined man from solitarily standing in front of an eagerly awaiting audience consisting of over 55 esteemed local persons gazing expectantly – at a blank screen ! Following a quick ‘serumdown’ a generator was produced and away it went. Over £260.00 was raised which John wishes to be donated equally between St. Mary’s Church and The Hulse Hall. The debut performance held in November ’12 raised £424-00, again split equally between church and hall. A massive ‘ Thank-you ‘ John from committee for putting on such much enjoyed, informative and financially successful, enthralling entertainment. Is there a Part 3 in the offing ….. rumoured there is and John Elliott’s magnificent photographic archive will be the main attraction can’t wait …….

On Saturday evening 6th. April, Andy and Viv Finch are hosting a fun quiz night at the hall as a perfect opportunity to get together for a great night out with lovely food and good company. When held in the past these quizzes have been a great success and have raised much needed funds for the hall. Genuinely hope you can make it.During last committee meeting it was proposed that we would like to plan and arrange ( with all offers off assistance / ideas most welcome ) a village BBQ sometime during our swelteringly hot and blistering summer …… Date to be confirmed in next month’s magazine following our meeting in May.

If anyone out there wishes to organise an activity/ event for village members to attend, held in or around the Hulse Hall, contact any committee member as we’d be very enthusiastic to hear about it and help in whatever way we can. Members of current committee as follows : Andy Finch, Val Mouland, Pete Munford, Trudi