The hall was use all types of entertainment including plays and concerts.
The hall back in 2010 when I first saw the place in years
Note the badminton court, something I used to play here in the 1970's
Looking back towards the sliding doors. The small opening near the ceiling was for a projector to show films but is an addition the original was behind the stage.
This is the bar area near the hall though I think this was built yeas after I stopped going to dances because I worked a couple of bars for a pub and this was not there in the 1970's.
Entrance to the hall, it never looked like this when I was young.
Lots of faded photos of some of the functions and Fairmile.
On stage some of the scenery was still there from the last pantomime which was put on.
The lighting was also still there
What a shame they had been hidden from view.
Then one day I came in and saw this view of the hall.
Months later the building had been demolished and I never had a chance to see inside but the lower shuttered windows told me it was originally the projection room
There would have been to projectors so the films could be swapped over like in a real cinema.
And most likely looked like this
The last two photos were taken from Derelict places forum so my thanks to the guy on there who took the photo's, hope you don't mind.
All this wooden scene and lighting equipment was removed
The hall is having the floor stripped for varnishing
A week later just before the sneak preview of the hall it was looking like tis
The sliding doors are bing pained
The reception area behind had the floor laid
The door beyond leads to another room for use and to the left are the toilets. To the right of the entrance is an office.
The back of the building now looks like this after it was cleaned up
Children's cakes on display for Mary Berry to Judge
Hugh Thomas the director of Thomas Homes introducing Mary Berry