7th, 8th & 9th December
Look what you missed!
. . . this amazing concert by harpist extraordinaire Jemima Phillips
in support of the women’s branch of the Royal British Legion and the Poppy Appeal.
Just shows what can be done with the upper hall in the Armoury
Results – Annual Village Show – Saturday, 8th September 2018
|ANNUAL NEWNHAM SHOW – 2018 – Winners|
|Barbara Allsopp Memorial Cup awarded for most points in the Show||Miss P Swinley & Sarah Hobbs|
|Bruce Webber Memorial Cup for most points – Vegetables||Vickie Manning|
|Shilling Cup for the best exhibit – Vegetables||Paul Moscrop|
|Galen Cup for most points – Fruit||Miss P Swinley|
|Fedden Cup for the best exhibit – Fruit||Miss P Swinley|
|Armoury Hall Rose Bowl for most points – Flowers||Sarah Hobbs|
|Mary Boucher Rose Bowl for the best exhibit – Flowers||Jane Samuel|
|Caulket Trophy for most points – Floral Art||Julie Sparkes|
|Allsopp Cup for most points – Domestic||Janine Gutherie|
|Cameron’s Trophy for best exhibit – Domestic||Margaret Hogg|
|Willis Cup for most points – Arts & Crafts||Michelle Hickman|
|Newnham Cup for the best exhibit – Arts & Crafts||Sheila Miller|
|Cross Cup for most points – Photography||John Hickman|
|Rental Centre Cup for the best exhibit – Photography||John Hickman|
|The Blinston Cup for most points (children aged 7 and under)||Ava Snell|
|The Barnes Cup for most points (children aged 12 and under)||Amber Hood|
|The Townley Trophy for the best overall exhibit in the Children’s Section||Charlotte Rand|
. . . . and some pictures of the prize winning entries by Kirsty Prismall
As opposed to how the upper hall normally looks!
Upper Hall looking South West
Measures 13.7 (45 feet) x 8 (26 feet) metres, area 100 sq.m (1076 sq.ft.). Seating capacity about 90
Upper hall looking North
Lower Hall and Library
Measures 8.44 (27.6 feet) x 8 (26 feet) metres, area 68 sq.m (730 sq.ft.). Seating capacity about 45.
Lower Hall and Library
Upper Hall decorated for a ceilidh and lower floor fully equipped kitchen.
The hall is a listed Georgian building, built in the 1820s as an independent chapel, but its purpose changed in the 1870s when it became a drill hall for local volunteers and then an armoury. In 1965, when it was in use as an artist’s studio, it was bought on behalf of the people of Newnham, with funds raised by them, as their village hall.
In 2013 it was renovated with the help of generous funding from the Forest of Dean Local Action Group, a grant from Newnham Parish Council, and an incalculable amount of support and work from village volunteers. A new light, airy hall of 112 sq.m. was created on the first floor when the roof space was opened up, exposing the A frames and purlins, and a pitch pine floor was laid. The WCs were moved downstairs, where the old hall was transformed into a smaller hall with pine tables and chairs for different events. And we’ve now got a new fully-operational kitchen.
Booking the hall
Contact: Matthew Barnes (01594)825250, email email@example.com.
The rates for the halls upstairs and downstairs, and for daytime, evenings and weekends, are the same. (The minimum hire period for bookings ending after 7pm is 1½ hours.)
Activity and hire rate per hour
Non-commercial Newnham group: £7
Any other group: £9
Children’s party: £7
Local resident’s private party: £12
Non-resident’s private party: £15
Use of the kitchen, where appropriate, is included in the hire charge. Sale of alcohol: The Armoury has an alcohol licence, so the purchase of a Temporary Event Notice from the District Council for the sale of alcohol is unnecessary, but a fee of £3 per hour will be charged to offset the cost of the licence.
Located on the Dean Road, Newnham, GL14 1AB
Charity no. 269054