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THORVERTON MEMORIAL HALL COMMITTEE

Statement re: COVID-19

21/03/2020 

In line with the latest public health advice the Thorverton Memorial Hall Committee has taken the decision to close the Hall with immediate effect.  It will not be available for meetings or gatherings of any sort until Government advises that it is safe to re-open.

We will, of course, regularly review the situation, and issue updates on our website, Facebook page and in Focus when we have them.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE HALL CLOSURE OR FUTURE

POTENTIAL BOOKINGS PLEASE E-MAIL  :   thorvertonmemorialhallbookings@gmail.com

 

FUTURE EVENTS!

All future events will be subject to the COVID-19

situation and Government guidance and /or instructions

at the time of the specific event.

 

Family Halloween Party: Saturday 31 October.

Christmas Barn Dance: Saturday 28 November.

Tree Lighting Ceremony: Saturday 5 December.

Christmas Bingo: Wednesday 9 December.

 

 

 

 

 

TMH CINENA ‘JUDY’ 17 January 2020

I have been known to cry watching Bambi, but this was in another ball-game. The acting and singing, though, by Reni Zellweger was outstanding.

 

TMH CINEMA ‘BLINDED BY THE LIGHT’ 2o December 2019

Over fifty film goers came to see the right-of-passage movie and tribute to the ‘BOSS’. A great feel-good film enjoyed by all!

 

XMAS BINGO 10 December 2019

Never has a ‘full house’ been so accurate – over 80 people had a great night out. Well done Mike, Colin and Anabelle!

 

 

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY 1 December 2019

We were graced once more with beautiful carols and the guest visit of the renowned Father Christmas. The lights this year, on the tree and on the Green are delightful! Father Christmas was ‘enchanting’ as ever…

 

CHRISTMAS BARN DANCE 30 November 2019

A great evening for everyone, though one committee member was seen hiding behind the bar! There was a real festive atmosphere and Nick Scott and friends were superb…

 

TMH CINEMA ‘RED JOAN’ 15 November 2019

Lots of people came to see Red Joan – will MI5 be knocking next on doors in Thorverton?

 

CRAFT FAIR 9 November 2019

The Craft Fair proved to be as popular as ever with an amazing variety of interesting stalls – just what one needs for Christmas presents!

 

FAMILY HALLOWEEN PARTY  1 November 2019

Scary happenings at the Hall! It was a great night with lots of wild costumes – both kids and adults. 

 

TMH CINEMA 18 October 2019

Another enjoyable evening watching ‘Rocketman’ with about 60 others. Don’t forget next month’s ‘Red Joan’ on Friday, 15 November. For details see http://thorvertonfilms.co.uk

 

TMH CINEMA 20 September 2019

A great turnout of over 60 people came to see the feelgood feature film ‘Fisherman’s Friends’! It was a really good evening with the bar open both before and after the film, and also yummy ice creams for sale.  Many thanks to all who helped on the evening – particularly Russ who has worked so hard to get the TMH Cinema rolling. And next month it’s ‘Rocketman‘! For all details of future films, see  thorvertonfilms.co.uk

 

THORFEST 7 September

What a fantastic day Thorfest was! Solid music from 12am to 12pm, and all with local connections. It was such a great atmosphere with everyone chatting outside, listening to the bands in the marquee and musicians in the hall. This is a brilliant event, so congratulations Mark and Sam, and all those who helped put on such and amazing day.

 

FUN DAY 13 July 2019

FUN DAY proved to be as fun as ever – certainly one of the most popular events in the village. It was a great day with something for everyone. Really high standard of  homecrafts with competitive emotions running high (could this be the start of a Midsomer Murders plot?).  Lots of fantastic stalls. Kirton Archers ( Midsomer Murders again?). The Dog Show was great fun,  thanks to Joan and Sheila. WizzBang and Flash were as hilarious as ever. Of course the most exciting event was the famous Duck Race with Ladbrokes’ international online betting soaring to new heights. It was all  helped with the bar, sangria flowing and great food! Thank you, Colin, for organising everything, and everyone who put in such hard work to make this a great day.

 

Sound and Projection System

Over 80 people came along to the recent Thorverton History Society event at the Hall where the new integrated sound and projection system was used for the first time.

The installation of the new equipment was made possible as a result of the successful bid to Viridor Credits which provided nearly £6,000 towards the project and to the village magazine Focus for the £598.50 in order for the grant to be paid to the Hall. The strong local support shown by community groups and other organisations was an important part of the bidding process.

Mike Shelton, Chair of the Memorial Hall Committee said: “We are so grateful to Viridor Credits and Focus magazine for their support with this exciting project. The new, user-friendly projector and sound system is very flexible and will soon be put to good use to enhance meetings, lessons, lectures and talks as well as weddings and local events.

“The ability to display large screen computer sourced presentations directly from a laptop, HDMI connection or from a WiFi source will be useful to small or larger groups and we are currently planning the launch of community cinema events and films nights in the Memorial Hall over the coming months.”

Viridor Credits stated: “Viridor Credits Environmental Company, through the Landfill Communities Fund, is proud to support grass roots community projects that will increase the use of the amenity and enhance the experience for users through the AV equipment funded.”

Pie and Quiz Night!

Another fun night: lovely pies and mash with mushy peas and gravy plus a glass of wine, then brain teasers! Our team (three committee members and an ex-committee member, out of the team of five) did come last, but it proves we don’t fix the questions. People may say it proves something else…

Thanks to everyone concerned, particulary Colin who organised everything.

Great News – Thorfest!

Thorfest is back and looks like its going to be a fantastic event. Mark it in your diary and don’t miss it  – Saturday 7 September

2019 Programme Just Announced!

Another great programme of events… some old favourites, and some new ones. Of course, we have the regular activities and the Saturday Market and Big Breakfast on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

Devon Air Ambulance Trust Fundraiser Saturday 2 March, with Stay Lucky.  

Easter Bingo Tuesday 16 April.

AGM Tuesday 7 May.

Pie and Quiz Night Saturday 18 May.

Beach Party Saturday 22 June.

Fun Day Saturday 13 July. 

Family Halloween Party Friday 01 November.

Christmas Ceidlidh/Barn Dance Saturday 30 November.

Tree Lighting Ceremony Sunday 01 December.

Christmas Bingo Wednesday 11 December.

 

Xmas Bingo 12 December

Another great night of festive Bingo! Thanks to everyone who made it such a fun night.

Tree Lighting Ceremony 2 December

The carols sung by the choir were magical and the hot mince pies and mulled wine very welcome. We even had a visit by the man himself!

Holly Ball   1 December 

Another  fantastic evening with the amazing band ‘Rude Awakening’! Great music with everyone dancing – a brilliant start to Christmas festivities.

Craft Fair and Saturday Market 10 November

A great variety of high standard crafts coupled with the usual delicious vegetables and good food – what more could you want!

Family Halloween Party 2 November

Really scary stuff going on at the Hall! Ghostly small figures dancing to the wild disco music and even weirder adults, who really got in the swing of it…  All together a fun evening!

 

50/50 Sale 27 October

Where could you buy a metal watering can, a deep fat fryer, a bird cage, a pair of ladies backless kitten heel shoes, a murder mystery game, a large (and small) dog cage, an engineer’s vice (!), a box of Barbie dolls (with clothes), a telescope, a drinks cabinet, a Lazy Susan, a drinking game, a les paul electric guitar, an upright freezer and 260 other items, all at knock-down prices? Only at the Thorverton Memorial Hall 50/50 Sale. Certainly, it was a fun evening with something for everyone.

 

Fun Day 2018. Beautiful weather for a most enjoyable day. Thank you to everyone helping and everyone coming. A great occasion…and my duck came second in the second duck race!

 

 

 

Beach Party! A really good evening enjoyed by everyone there.

THERE IS NO CAR BOOT SALE THIS MAY. THE NEXT SALE IS 10th JUNE.

 

Exeter Drama Company’s ‘Brush up on your Shakespeare’ was great fun but also informative and, in parts, moving. Look forward to seeing them back again soon. 

TADS’ ‘Sherlock’s Excellent Adventure’  was, as usual, a great production, which received rave reviews. Well done TADS!

Car Boot Sale 15 April

April showers! But at least we have the hall to retreat into, and the bacon baps tasted even better.

Easter Bingo

This was another fantastic evening with a ‘Full House’ once more!

‘Brush up on your Shakespeare’

The new date!!!! Saturday 28 April. Hope everyone who bought tickets last time can make it but if not please contact John Hodge to arrange re-fund on 01392 860088 or hallticketsales@gmail.com.

Unfortunately the Shakespeare had to be postponed due to snow.

 

Wow, look at the 2018 programme at the Hall!. There must be something for everyone…old favourites like the Holly Ball and new like the Beach Party. Other events are in the pipeline. So why not put these in your diaries and perhaps plan to go with a group of friends or come along and make new ones. On top of all this don’t forget the Saturday Market and Big Breakfast on the 2nd Saturday of every month except January.

3 March Exeter Drama Company ‘Brush up on your Shakespeare’.

11 March Car Boot Sale

27 March Easter Bingo

19-21 April TADs ‘Sherlock’s Excellent Adventure’

19 May Pie and Quiz

23 June Beach Party

14 July Fun Day

27 October Family Halloween party

1 December Holly Bally

2 December Tree Lighting Ceremony

See what I mean! See you there.

 

The Xmas Bingo was a sell out, we had to keep setting out new tables and chairs. Great fun had by all. Sorry there is no photo but everyone who should have been taking photos had their eyes down!

 

The tree lighting ceremony, carol singing and disco were all greatly enjoyed. Even Santa put in an appearance.

 

An excellent Craft Fair again this year. Lots of stalls and lots of people; shopping, eating and definitely chatting! I thought I would add a photo of the workers. Did you try the scones? They were the best!

 

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The Family Halloween disco was well attended and great fun. Thank you to the Committee members and others who worked so hard to make this a lovely annual community event. PS the caped witch you saw casting spells everywhere… well that was me!

Halloween!!!! 2017

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Car Boot Sale

The Car Boot Sale on 15 October was a sell out with 17 cars. I found my granddaughter’s Barbies! There will be no more till March but remember to come along then. You might find just what you are looking for as I did.

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Car Boot Sale 10 September

Following the popular success of the August Car Boot Sale we are having a September Car Boot Sale. As well as Tea and Coffee, we now have Bacon Baps! You just can’t miss it!

WiFi

The Hall now has WiFi! A recent wedding used it to live stream the reception to family in Australia. It is going to prove a valuable addition to the great facilities offered by the Hall.

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A very good car boot sale tho I just missed the Barbie set that my granddaughter would have loved! Next time I shall get there earlier! Lots of local people with tables. Think about getting a table yourself next time. Come and buy, it is definitely worth it.

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Fun Day 8 July 2017

A really lovely village occasion! The weather was fine, lots of people came, the food was great (especially the bacon baps!), there was lots to buy and do for all ages, and the Dog Show was a very enjoyable event. We did need more entrants for the Craft Competition. Do think about entering next year.

Click  Fun Day 1  to see more photos of the fabulous Fun Day!

 

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Summer Ball As good as last year and that is saying something! There was a good balance between quiet music when everyone could chat and catch up then the music really took off and everyone danced. Thank you Rude Awakening for an excellent evening.

 

Pie and Quiz Night

The Pie and Quiz night. A very successful event both noisy and competitive! A friend who hates quizzes and was forced to go said he had had a great time! Thank you all the behind scenes workers for all your hard work and for Colin Marshall in particular for directing the event, being quiz master and devising the quiz. A very good evening!

 

Events in 2017:

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Past Events:

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Another ‘Full House’ for a fun evening of Bingo with ‘Five Dozen’ players.

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Sunday 4th December 2016

The Tree Lighting Ceremony was again a lovely village occasion, lots of people munching mince pies, drinking mulled wine and counting down to the lighting moment. All the trees in the village make it look v festive.
And the Bingo…well you can see there was a full house of eyes v much down. A very enjoyable evening.
The Hall Committee is very grateful to everyone who so generously gave their help at these and all the other events throughout the year. Thank you too, to everyone who came to the Hall for whatever reason. It is your Hall, we are so glad that you used it.
Merry Christmas everyone and a happy and peaceful 2017!

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Saturday 26th November

The 007 Ball was a real success. The Hall was full of glamorous villagers dressed up to the nines. There were even a couple of Pussy Galores! Thank you everyone who came for entering into the spirit of things. The Hall was perfectly decorated (thank you Colin) to catch the Bond motif. The first part of the evening was a cheerful hub of voices backed by Bond music but then Rude Awakening got most of us on the floor and even a few of us on the stage to sing! All in all an excellent evening. Maybe to be repeated as a Summer Ball. Watch this space.

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Saturday 19th November 2016

Craft Fair, how good was that! There were lots of stalls including beautiful rocking horses (really wanted one of those), Xmas decorations, jewellery. clothes and lots more. I came away with a bag full! Also stomach full as we had lunch there. If you didn’t eat there, you missed a treat. Well done and thank you to everybody involved, those with stalls, those who helped and, of course, those who came and bought. A most successful day.

 

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Saturday 29th October 2016

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A brilliant family occasion. Thank you Lisa. So many people saying can we have it again next year!