Longhirst Village Hall
External Hirings - Longhirst Village Hall can be hired out for suitable occasions such as private parties, weddings, ceilidhs, etc (See PHOTOS). Please contact the Association Secretary. (Location NE61 3LX, and see list.co.uk link)
Bookings Diary - There is a web-based BOOKINGS DIARY of which a copy is hanging in the foyer of the village hall; but the master copy is held by the Secretary of the LPA (currently Mike Elphick), who should be contacted (click HERE) by anyone wanting to use the hall.
Facilities - Longhirst Village Hall is well equipped with: efficient heating and lighting, disabled access, disabled toilets, kitchen including cooking, washing, coffee-making, and hot-water geyser, full-size but not full height badminton court, projector screen, hearing-loop sound system. A certain amount of off-road parking is available both in front of and behind the Village Hall for bona fide users of the premises or by arrangement with the Secretary.
History - Longhirst Village Hall was built by the Lawson family in 1847, as a reading room for the village. It then became the first school building in the village and then the Church Hall. It was give by the Church to the civil parish in 19xx . It is a Grade II listed building (Listing NGR: NZ2250889296); a description of it (and other listed building in the village) can be found at http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/england/northumberland/longhirst.
Trustees - Longhirst Village Hall is administered by a registered charity called the Longhirst Parish Association (LPA). A number of Trustees are elected by the annual general meeting of the Association, and others are nominated by interested groups in the civil parish such as the Garden Association (see Activities). Currently the officers of the LPA are: Chairman- Gillian Featonby; Secretary- Mike Elphick; Treasurer- Linda Rudd.