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LEE MEMORIAL HALL   

Post Code:- EX34 8LW

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Welcome to the Memorial Hall’s section of the Lee Bay website. Information about the Hall is printed below. In addition, there are links above to more detailed information. This will give you access to a section on the history of the Hall, recent Hall newsletters and to the Annual Report and Accounts.

Any of the Hall’s officers would be delighted to answer any queries you have. Please contact the Chairman Alan Bannister (01271 863 093) Treasurer Edna Thompson (01271 866 438 or tomandedna.44@tiscali.co.uk ) or, for bookings enquiries, the Bookings Secretary,  Martin Johncock on  01271 269751 or leehallreservations@gmail.com). If Martin is not available, please contact Alan Bannister

The Hall has its own entry on the Devon Association of Community Buildings website. This entry has detailed information about the Hall and includes many photographs of the building and its facilities. Please click on this link to www.devonvillagehalls.co.uk/lee

Lee is fortunate to possess a fine community facility. The original Hall is a splendid structure, built in 1923 as a memorial to those in the village who served their country during the First World War – many making the ultimate sacrifice. It is a lovely stone built building that blends very well into the beautiful valley in which the village is situated. It is in a conservation area within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is opposite the delightful parish church of St Matthew. Adjacent to the Hall is a privately owned car park which is sufficient for the needs of most occasions when the Hall is used.

Over the winter of 2009/10, very extensive refurbishment and new building took place at the Hall to provide outstanding facilities. The Hall was reopened in March 2010 following this work. The original Hall has been redecorated, but the new buildings now provide a brand new, large and very well equipped kitchen, excellent toilets, a purpose built disabled toilet with baby changing facilities, and notable improvements to the stage and committee room including the provision of a new environmentally friendly heating system, WiFi broadband access, integrated digital projector and sound system.  These new and refurbished buildings replace the previous life-expired ones and provide the Hall with first-rate facilities conforming to all modern requirements. They have been built to very high standards and, externally, the new buildings, with a pitched slate roof and stone walls, complement very well the original 1923 building.

As well as the Hall, the Trustees own the large adjacent meadow which was left to the village by a benefactor a number of years ago. The meadow is also a delightful place where anyone can relax and enjoy the beauty of the area. There is a small but well used children’s play area. The meadow is used for events such as the Spring Fayre and, subject to conditions, can be used to erect a marquee.

The Hall is used extensively by village organisations. Regular users include the Parent and Toddler Group (the Mini-Monsters!), Lee Women’s Institute, St Matthew’s Church, the Fuchsia Valley Quilters, the Residents’ Association and the Flower Show. The Hall Committee organises regular social events as well as days when light lunches and cream teas are served. Highlights of the year include the Spring Fayre and the Arts and Crafts Fair, held in August each year.

As well as use for village organisations and events, the Hall welcomes bookings from individuals. Charges are very modest. The Hall is a favourite location for children’s parties and wedding receptions, and the broadband and presentation facilities make it ideal for small business conferences or similar gatherings. The maximum capacity of the Hall is 75 for a seated function. Please do make contact with one of the officers who would be pleased to show you round and discuss your requirements.

 

Painting of the Village Hall as presented  to Paul Thom when he retired as Trustee and Treasurer.
Painting by Brenda Keeble.

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