Goodbye and thankyou!

After nearly 90 years of community life, the village hall at Aberporth hosted its final performance on Saturday.

A rousing performance by Blaenporth Male Voice Choir along with a covid-restricted audience said goodbye to the hall – built in 1935 - which will be demolished next week.

The village hall committee has secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund plus the Welsh Government as part of a £1.1m Heart of the Community project to replace the hall.

Hall chairman Mike Harwood said: “The village hall has served our community for 90 years and while we want to record and remember  that history, we also want to look forward to a new fit for the future village hall.

Thanks to all our funders our 40 year dream to replace this hall is finally being realised.”

A blessing of thanks to the old – and new – hall was made by Rev Christoper Frost before a screening of a heritage lottery funded film featuring contributions from senior villagers Mary Bott, Ann Rees, John Davies and Hywel Evans.

Link for the film is here: