May 2013 – Hulse Hall Update

Two extremely good news items to report: one past, one future. Firstly, Andy and Viv Finch’s Fund-raising Quiz night held on Saturday evening 6th April was both highly enjoyed and appreciated by the many people (80 plus) who attended and raised nearly £700.00 for The Hulse Hall- a superb achievement with an equally superb 3 course ploughman’s supper included in ticket price. The committee would very much like to convey their thanks to Andy and Viv, Keith Brown and Pete Turner for the running of a very lucrative and successful bar, and all others involved in the preparation and clearing-up after such a fantastic evening- committee members or otherwise. On a personal note I am deeply appreciative of what commitment and hard work is being undertaken and demonstrated by all involved and how this is translating into all recent, highly successful activities; and this obviously includes all community members who come along and support such activities enormous thank you. If anyone has an idea for a social event and requires help/support to put it on please contact any of the committee.

The future ‘good news’ relates to plans for regular weekday morning use of the hall (term-time only) by Sarah Anderson, an experienced Montessori trained teacher. She has been liaising with the hall committee, Breamore Parish Council and Breamore Primary School. The next stage is for you, the residents of Breamore, to have your say. Sarah has included an article in this magazine and welcomes your response. The present committee fully supports this project believing it to be in accordance with Lady M. Hulse’s wishes as stipulated in 1921 when the hall was donated to the ‘village’ in respect and memory of her son Captain Sir Edward Hulse killed in the battle of Neuve Chapelle 1915 – ‘ He loved his home and the village of Breamore and I know that in giving this hall to the people of this village they will for all time maintain and use it for the promotion of Health, Happiness and Knowledge and will keep in their minds the spirit of self-sacrifice of him in whose memory it is built’.

Please reply to Sarah’s invitation to ask questions directly to her or feel free to raise any concerns with committee members. All being well an information point will be set up at the Brunch on Saturday 15th June when further details can be discussed in person.

Events for future diary include village Barbecue provisionally planned for Saturday July 13th which will take place at Hulse Hall kicking-off around midday. This is intended to be very much a family affair and ideas for games/entertainment would be most welcome. Rain or shine – hopefully the latter …………

Dennis White (Chairman)