News – Updated January 22nd 2018

Monday January 22nd

Friday’s quiz night was a great success with ten teams fighting it out for the honour of taking first place. The entry fees along with the proceeds from the raffle came to about £430, all of which was given to Ash Citizens Advice Bureau to help them continue their good work.

Anyone who has been in the main kitchen this week will have noticed that we now have a defibrillator.  It is all ready to be used if anyone is in the unfortunate position to need it and all the instructions are there. It is apparently very straightforward but we are planning some training sessions so please get in touch if you would like to attend one.

Monday January 15th

The management committee met last week and a few plans are in place for improvements to the hall. All will be revealed in due course so keep an eye on this page for more details.

The first quiz night of the year is taking place this Friday, 19th January and is in aid of a local organisation; the Ash Citizens Advice Bureau. Please come and support them and have a fun evening out. The quiz starts at 7.30 and costs £5 per person. Teams of six or thereabouts. Bring your own food and drink to consume as the evening progresses. There will also be a raffle. No prizes so that all the money raised goes to the CAB.

Monday January 8th 2018

The final totals from the fund-raising for the NSPCC  over Christmas are in and  the hall events raised just about £500 so well done to all involved.

The regular groups are back in the hall and we welcome a group of musicians rehearsing 60s music and a two new U3A groups – beginners bridge and a second table tennis group. Welcome to all.

Monday January 1st

Happy New Year to all users of the hall. We are looking forward to a busy year in 2018 with lots of events, groups continuing to make use of the facilities and  new groups joining us for the first time.

The board games day and book sale on December 29th was a great success and we will be holding another book sale later this year so watch this space

The final totals are still being counted but we took over £150 on the day, which will be added to the proceeds from other events run by Dave Brown and sent off to the NSPCC soon.

Monday December 18th

We have bid the pantomime farewell for another year – I hope you enjoyed it.

A reminder of the next event which is the board games day and second hand book sale at the hall on Friday December 29th. A whole host of board games, old and new, will be available to play and a good choice of second hand books for adults and children will be on sale. Come and join us and enjoy a quiet break away from those Christmas films and the noisy shops. Dave Brown will be at the hall between 10and 12 on Monday 19th, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th to sort books and will be very happy to take in any you would like to donate.

Wednesday December 13th 2017

If anyone would like to donate books for our second hand book sale on December 29th, we would love to take them off your hands. Dave Brown will be at the hall on Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th December from 10am-12 noon to receive them. Message me with any questions please. And thank you in advance.

Monday December 11th 2017

This week sees the long awaited pantomime , “Puss and Boots” performed by PALS. Preparations have been long and hard so please support them if you can.
Tickets £10 – £8 concession. Click here for tickets

Monday December 4th 2017

Work continues on the refurbishment of the lightning conductors outside the hall. The job should be finished today and we hopefully will all be safe in the next storm.

Dave Brown’s Christmas Quiz night on Friday was a huge success. Ten teams worked out the answers to a host of Christmas themed questions and identified Christmas number one hits from the last 50 years. In the interval we were treated to music by the Victoria Hall Ukulele Band, whose first performance was much enjoyed. £386 was raised for the NSPCC.

Fund-raising for the NSPCC continues on Friday December 29th with a board games day and second hand book sale at the hall. A whole host of board games, old and new, will be available to play and a good choice of second hand books for adults and children will be on sale. Come and join us and enjoy a quiet break away from those Christmas films and the noisy shops

Monday November 27th 2017

Last week was quiet in the hall but Christmas begins on Friday December 1st with Dave Brown’s Christmas Quiz Night. There are spaces available so please get in touch if you would like to bring a team.

The cost is £5 per person in aid of the NSPCC. 7.15 for a 7.30 start. Raffle. Bring your own food and drink. In the interval there will be entertainment from the Victoria Hall Ukulele Band. The band is newly formed and this will be their first public performance and a first for the hall.

There will be workmen around outside the hall this week. They are repairing and replacing the lightening conductors and should not impact any of the hall’s activities.

Monday November 13th 2017

Last week saw the latest of Dave Brown’s charity quiz nights at the hall. Over £300 was raised for Help for Heroes so well done everyone who came. The next one is a Christmas Quiz on December 1st. See the events dairy for more details.

Last weekend the hall provided overnight accommodation for a large group of students taking part in the regional finals of a sport called Ultimate . We had not heard of Ultimate so went off to their website to find out about it.  “Ultimate is a fast-moving team sport enjoyed by millions of players the world over. Although frequently compared to sports like soccer or American Football, Ultimate has some unique features that set it apart. There are no referees. And it’s played with a flying disc.”

Monday November 6th 2017

The management team have been having a clean up and a van load of rubbish collected from all over the hall has been taken away. All the cupboards have been checked and unused ones cleared. Every organisation using a cupboard in the hall now has a key and there is a spare in the hall for emergencies. In the front hall there are some cushions and we would like to know who they belong to. If no-one claims them they will be disposed of.

Don’t forget the quiz night on Friday. Dave Brown will be hosting one of his fun charity evenings, this time in aid of Help for Heroes. All are welcome. Start at 7.30. £5 per person. Teams of six or thereabouts. Bring your own food and drink. Raffle. No prizes as all the proceeds go directly to the charity

Monday October 30th 2017

Hopefully the village has noticed that the clock has been repaired and is now showing the correct time and striking the right number of times! The problem turned out to be a small piece of wood from the structural timber which had worked loose and was catching in the mechanism.

If you are using the hall toilets please be aware that the temperature of the hot water has been turned up following health and safety advice. Warning notices are in place near the sinks.

Monday October 16th 2017

 Fifty new chairs arrived in the hall this week . They are padded and hopefully hall users will find them more comfortable than the old plastic ones.

The engineers are coming on Friday morning to have a look at the clock so it should be back to normal working by the weekend.

Remember there is a quiz night this Friday, the 20th, in aid of the RSPCA. Start time is 7.30 and cost is £5 per person. Teams of about six or come along and we will find you a team to join. Bring your own food and drink and a raffle prize if possible. No prizes – just for fun and to raise money.

Monday October 9th 2017

At the AGM last week the committee was re-elected and a new member, Mick Hills from the Victoria Hall Ukulele Band has joined us.

At the committee meeting following the AGM the matter of the clock was raised and we are now in touch with the maintenance company who will come and look at it. We are aware that it seems to be somewhat erratic both in the time it is showing and the number of chimes.

It was decided to purchase some new padded chairs for the hall and they will be arriving in the next few weeks.

Monday October 2nd 2017

The counting up is done and we are delighted to announce that the grand total raised for Macmillan Cancer Support last week was………… £986.25.

Well done to Hazel Everett and her crafting ladies for the coffee morning and to Dave Brown for the quiz night. I am sure everyone will agree this is a fantastic result.



Monday 25th September 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Victoria Hall Management Committee will be held on Wednesday October 4th at 7.30pm in the front small hall. All are welcome


Wednesday  20th September 2017

The heating is now on its winter timetable and the radiators are scheduled to switch on in advance of main hall booking times. The small halls can be supplemented with the gas heaters. Any problems please let us know.


Don’t forget our two events next week in aid of MacMillan Cancer Care. On Tuesday 26th we have a coffee morning from 10-12 and on Friday 29th , a quiz night, beginning at 7.30.