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Barford Memorial Hall


Main Hall:
Seating is available for about 90 people 'theatre style' or about 70 people at tables. There is a proscenium arch stage curtained off but available. Lighting is from fluorescent lights or from wall up-lighters that can be dimmed. There are male and female toilets beyond the lobby.

There is a cooker, a large fridge, warming cupboards, a double sink and a stock of cutlery and crockery. There are two serving hatches into the hall.

There is a stock of glasses. a fridge, a double sink and a serving hatch into the hall.

The proscenium arch width is about 14 feet and the stage depth extends forward by about three feet and back by about 12 feet. Backstage there is stair access from both sides of the stage to the room and toilets behind.

Filtration Units:
We now have three air filtration units available which not only remove dust and other contaminants from the air but also help reduce the risk of Coronavirus transmission. These should be used whenever significant numbers gather in the hall and are both quiet and very easy to use. SWITCH ON THE MAINS SOCKET, PRESS THE “ON” BUTTON ON THE SCREEN, LET THEM WORK AUTOMATICALLY, then switch off at the socket when finished. These units are to be used in conjunction with ventilation in the hall.

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Booking the Hall

For availability, prices and booking conditions, please telephone Helen Clay (01926) 624028.

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About the Hall Management Trust

The Barford Memorial Hall was built as a memorial to Charles Ivor Smith-Ryland who died in 1929. The Hall, and the land enclosed around it, were given in trust to the village of Barford by his son, Mr Charles M.T. Smith-Ryland, between November 1952 and September 1956.

The Barford Memorial Hall was given -
' for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Parish of Barford in the County of Warwick, and of its immediate vicinity, without distinction of sex or of political, religious or other opinions for use in:-

* physical and mental training
* recreation
* social, moral and intellectual development through the medium of...
- reading and recreation rooms
- library
- lectures,
- classes,
- recreations
- entertainments
- or otherwise as may be found expedient.'

Since those days the specific uses have changed but the basic purposes are the same.

The Barford Memorial Hall is a registered Charity Trust and the members of the Committee of Management are the Trustees. The Barford, Sherbourne and Wasperton Joint Parish Council is the Custodian Trustee. The committee consists of:-

* Four elected members
* One member from each organisation within the Parish having the aim of a social, recreational or educational character consistent with those described within the Purpose of the hall above.
* A maximum of four members who may be co-opted to represent interests not represented by any organsiation in the Parish.

The Trust's prime responsibility is to provide the general management of the Trust Premises and the arrangements for their use. This includes raising sufficient money by fees and fund raising to meet all expenditure in connection with the Trust Premises.

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The Memorial Hall is in Church Street, Barford alongside the village green.

There is a main hall and stage, a large kitchen and a bar.

At the back of the stage there is a large room, suitable for preparation and storage changing etc, and toilets.

There is a car park for about 10 cars at the rear of the Hall.

The Hall is regularly inspected for safety and catering hygiene. It is a NO SMOKING building.

Click here for booking information.