About the Village Hall

Gristhorpe & Lebberston Village Hall has recently undergone a total refurbishment after falling into disrepair over the years through lack of use and investment.  Today, however, the village hall is thriving and is a wonderful asset for both villages to use and enjoy.  We have an active committee who are committed to raising funds to further improve the hall, secure regular bookings and provide a lively program of entertainments.

Annual Summer and Christmas fetes are a big success, raising funds for further improvements.  Ceilidh nights and quiz nights are held along with an annual Macmillan Coffee Morning.

In addition there are regular Tai Chi and Fitness classes, coffee mornings and craft afternoons.  Our local choir, Village Voices, hold their weekly practice in the village hall and regular concerts are enjoyed by all who attend. The village hall is also hired out for celebrations, meetings, classes and other events.

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Our History

Gristhorpe & Lebberston Village Hall was first opened in 1937.  One of the groups who regularly used the hall was Gristhorpe & Lebberston Women’s Institute.  Here’s a photo of their Garden Fete dating from 1953. The photo was taken at the rear of Ebor House, Main Street, Gristhorpe.

Birthday  parties and functions were regularly held and the village hall was the hub of both villages. (Pictured) A 21st Birthday Party circa 1957 in honour of Miss Beryl Bowes, Cliff Farm, Gristhorpe.

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Friends Of Gristhorpe & Lebberston Village Hall

There is a group of local residents who very generously donate a regular monthly donation directly into the village hall bank account.  These funds have been instrumental in funding improvement schemes such as decorating, building repairs and tarmac along with events and decoration.

If you feel able to contribute (any amount) please set up a standing order to go out on 1st of the month to:- Barclays Bank PLC – Gristhorpe & Lebberston Village Hall No. 2 A/c
Sort Code 20-83-73 Account Number 03338959
Thank you.

Our Committee

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Gaynor Head
Chairperson
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John Bradley
Treasurer
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Caroline McFarlane
Secretary
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Carol Senior
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Ali Bradley
Booking Secretary
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Angela Thackery
Committee Member
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Sue Olsen
Committee Member