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Original Village Hall poster

The hall was built on the site of a tannery in 1889. A meeting chaired by Mr Farnham agreed that the best way forward to achieve a village hall was to set up a company consisting of shareholders with a subscribed capital to provide the cost. By September of 1889, a list of 46 shareholders had been drawn up.

In 1891 a skittle-alley was added and tennis courts in 1892. In 1892 the back room was let as a private school to Miss Emma Jacques of Mountsorrel.

In 1897 the hall was used as temporary accommodation for pupils of Rawlins School which was then being built. During World War 1 wounded soldiers were entertained in the hall.

The company was wound up in 1911-12 when the shareholders gave up their interest in the property and it was conveyed to the Quorn Urban District Council.

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 Submitted on: 2009-06-26
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 49
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=49
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