GARTMORE VILLAGE HALL
The hard work of the community has finally paid off, and the refurbishment of the hall has now begun. See below for monthly progress shots:
Monday 29th July 2013 and Day 1 of the refurbishment of the village hall. A day the community has been working towards for over 5 years.
Friday 16th August the contractors found a Glass Time Capsule when doing the downtakings at the hall. It was found in a specially constructed stone as a buttress at the base of the front elevation. It contains 2 coins an 1836 four pence and an 1844 six pence along with a pamphlet referring to the masons. Unfortunately the cork in the bottle disintegrated and there has been historic water penetration causing damage to the pamphlet. We are hopeful a professional can partially restore. It is really very exciting.