The Yoxall Village Hall is 100 years old this year. The hall is named after Frederick Yoxall who died in 1909, leaving money in his will to build a community centre for the people of Haslington and surrounding areas.
The Yoxall Institute was opened in 1913. More recently it has become known as the Yoxall Village Hall.
On July 6th, in conjunction with Haslington Primary School which is also celebrating its centenary, the Yoxall is holding a centenary celebration during the day and in the evening.
Our special guests will be three of Frederick Yoxall’s direct descendants, who are travelling from South Africa and Canada for the celebration.
Our Edwardian-themed day from 11.30 – 4pm will take you back to the days when the Yoxall was built, with:
- an Edwardian Tea Room
- sweets barrow
- traditional games
- Punch & Judy
- art workshop
- craft display
- bowling demos
- photos and memorabilia
Winterley Brass Band
pony&trap and vintage vehicles.
In the evening, traditional band Skimmity will host our Barn Dance, starting at 7.30pm.
There will also be a Hog Roast and bar to fortify you!
Barn Dance tickets are available from Food For Thought Bakery, Balloon Magic and Haslington Primary School, a bargain at £7 including food (vegetarian option also available).