Diddlebury Village Hall
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The Village Hall is situated in the centre of Diddlebury Village between the School and Church.

The Village Hall building was constructed in the years immediately after the end of the Second World War and its construction is documented in a letter written by a village school pupil at the time. We thank R E Lewis for this contribution. We have also a synopsis of the Village Hall’s conception to its opening as supplied by Mrs Auriol Henry.

The Village Hall is a much-loved building and has been the venue for many events ranging from weekly Girl Guide meetings to exuberant Young Farmers' Discos over the years.

The passing of time and the extensive use has resulted in the building looking very “tired and old”.

The DVH Committee and the community all agree that something should be done as the building is becoming economically unsustainable.

A DVH Renewal Project commenced early in 2012 when two public meetings were held. The essence of the meetings was to involve the Diddlebury Community from the project outset, and to gather the Community’s opinion on what should be done to the building. Three proposals were laid out at these meetings:
• Refurbish the present building
• Demolish the present building and rebuild on the present site
• Demolish the present building and rebuild on a new site
A DVH Renewal project questionnaire mailing was sent out to all 284 Diddlebury households in June 2013. The responses were analysed and were used in two public meetings that were held in November 2013. At these meetings another Powerpoint presentation was made that incorporated the Community’s questionnaire responses.

The Renewal project is on going but an application for Lottery Funds towards the overall funding of the project gets ever closer.


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The Ale in The Dale Beer Festival is a charitable
fundraising event organised by Diddlebury Village Hall
Registered Charity Number: 522511
All profits generated from the Festival go to the Village Hall Renewal Fund