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Search on for old Llandinam pictures

Created on 25/11/2010 @ 19:46

The search is on for any old photographs or stories about Llandinam village hall.

The Llandinam village hall committee are gathering photographs or stories about the century-old Grade II listed building, in preparation for its up-coming centenary in 2012.

The committee are keen to hear from anyone who may have photos or memories about the building, which has seen many changes in its lifetime.

This week the committee are also launching an appeal for funds to go towards much-meeded repairs to the building.

Philip Freeman, chairman of the committee has described the hall as a fine old building.

“There is huge use of the hall, it is in good internal condition and repair. It’s used by the Welsh Assembly for meetings, for the community council, the WI, drama groups and as a polling station.

“It was built in 1912 as a gift to the village by Edward Davies of Plasdinam, ancestor of the current Lord Davies.

“With its oak-panelled hall, snooker room, small meeting rooms and well equipped kitchen it's a remarkable building to find in a small village,” he said.

Photographs taken by the committee show that the although the building is still sound, it is in need of repair.

Guttering and windowsills are in need of cleaning and fixing, while some of the stonework is crumbling away.

“The ledged windows would need to be taken out and reset, which could be quite costly,” explained Philip.

The appeal for help is to be launched at the village hall on Saturday, November 20, with a small display of photographs and plans on show for members of the community to see.

“Come and find out what needs doing to this fine old building, and suggest some new ways to use it,” Philip said.

“We want to make this a celebration of the hall.

“You can view the items at the coffee morning from 10.30am onwards, or you can come to the official launch of the appeal later in the day at 7.30pm.”

In the evening there is due to be an opening address by Lord Davies of Llandinam accompanied by Lady Davies.

All those attending will receive a complimentary glass of wine and light refreshments will be served.

Residents can also help the appeal by completing one of the questionnaires that are being circulated.

Copies can be found in the village hall or at the village shop.

For information, contact the chairman Philip Freeman on 01686 688102 or e-mail