On 10th June 2016 The Friends of the Babington Centre hosted Trellech Teas to celebrate the special birthday of a remarkable lady and in the process, raised £300 to go towards improvements to Trellech Village Hall.
That day was also the village hall’s birthday. 24 years ago, the Charity Commission approved the creation of The Babington Educational Trust which enabled a dedicated group of volunteers to raise funds to renovate the old school for the use of the people of Trellech.
The building and grounds are valuable assets for the whole village and like all old buildings and gardens they need maintenance and improvement to make them comfortable and safe for all.
In the last few years there have been many challenges with damp in the building which led to rebuilding the toilets and replacing the kitchen. The opportunity was taken to include water and energy-saving equipment and making the kitchen more suitable for larger events.
Most importantly a new heating system has been fitted and has enabled the hall to be much more comfortable in the winter.
The lighting, decoration, drainage system and carpets still need updating and as you can see a start has been made.
So many people have helped in the last 24 years to list them would be impossible.
You are all Friends of the Babington just by being here today!
Your support in the past, today and hopefully in the future is appreciated.
Peter Flower (Chairman)
On behalf of the Trustees of the Babington Educational Trust
Toasts were made in honour of HM The Queen, The Babington Centre (Trellech Village Hall), and HRH Prince Philip, who had just turned 95 that day.
Next year we need to celebrate the hall’s 25th anniversary!