The Memorial Hall
Railway Street, Long Lawford.
The Memorial Hall came into being in 1959, it's former use was that of a cattle yard and barns.
The old barns and cattle yard were purchased by a committee of Long Lawford residents who had raised funds during the second world war to help support members of the armed forces, at the end of hostilities, funds were still available, so the committee decided to carry on with their fundraising, and used the raised monies, for the benefit of the villagers of Long Lawford. The barns were converted into the hall with the help of voluntary support from the local population.
The hall was then named "The Memorial Hall", in dedication to the fallen servicemen of Long Lawford during the 1939-1945 conflict.
Inside the hall is a plaque depicting the names of the fallen.
The aims of the hall
“The property hereby conveyed shall be held upon trust for the purpose of a village hall for the use of the inhabitants of Long Lawford and the neighbourhood without distinction of sex or of political, religious or other opinions, and in particular for use for meetings, lectures and classes, and for other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupation, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants.”
The Memorial Hall is well maintained and available for hire, it has a pleasant outlook and stands in its own grounds, it has a small car park that holds 12 vehicles.
The main hall has a licence for 180 persons seated or 130 persons dancing
On the first floor is a room with provision for 40 people.
The Memorial Hall is licensed for music, singing and dancing, during the hours of 9am to 11.59pm Monday to Saturday, there is no licence to trade in alcohol, although a full licence can be obtained if adequate notice is given. Hirers are allowed to consume their own alcoholic beverages on the premises as long as no profit is derived from their use.
There is a fully fitted kitchen available.
Chairman: Mr. M Crame.
Treasurer: Mr. A. Jameieson
Secretary: Mr. W. Cleaver.