East Horsley Village Hall - A History

The Building of East Horsley Village Hall - A Pictorial History

It was built in 1989 but the story starts just after the First World War when The Horsley Towers Estate, having fallen on hard times, was being broken up and sold in lots.  One of those was a small reading room that had been used by the workers on the estate.  It was bought by the local W.I. group and, although later rebuilt, the facility served the community for another 65 years.

 

However, by 1985 it required considerable upgrading and it was decided to sell the site for redevelopment and use the proceeds to help create a larger building, more appropriate for the needs of a much expanded population.


The 1989 hall was a great success and after 10 years, to meet the growing demand for its facilities, it was extended to create extra accommodation for the needs of the young, the parish council and a resident caretaker as well as providing an additional larger meeting room.


It is believed to be one of  the largest village community complexes in the UK with more than 50,000 visitors each year.
For a pictorial history of the building of the hall see the photo gallery.


More recently, over the winter of 2010 / 2011 the hall installed Ground Source Heating with the aid of government grants and is now heated byt geothermal energy.


The hall is overseen by the East Horsley Management Committee which is composed of a board of trustees (see “About Us”).


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