Quendon & Rickling Village Hall

Quendon & Rickling Village Hall

Cambridge Road,
Quendon,
Saffron Walden,
Essex, CB11 3XQ

Quendon & Rickling Village Hall offers two meeting rooms and a newly-fitted kitchen including new units, cooker, fridge and water heater. Though there are toilets, we continue to search for funding for toilets for disabled users and for a further extension.
The maintenance of the hall is supported by the Quendon & Rickling 100 Club.  Click here for details including an application form for you to print and fill in.

The booking clerk is Christine Osbourn 01799 543367

See below for the history of the building.

Regular activities

The hall has many regular events during the days and is frequently in demand for other functions, so please do not delay inquiries for availabilty - see below.

Day

Time

Event

Contact

Mondays First in month Saffron Searchers  
Mondays 10.30-11.30 Extend Exercise Class Pat Turner 01799 543314
Mondays   Dog Training & Ring Craft Pauline Everton
Mondays 16.00-17.00 Rainbows (pre-Brownies)  
Tuesdays 09.00-10.00 Pilates (Large Hall) Jan Crawley 077421 82272
Tuesdays Morning Dance Exercise Christine Alexander
Tuesdays Afternoon Dance Exercise Christine Alexander
Wednesdays 10.30-12.00 U3A Choir  
Wednesdays   Wednesday Club Christine Osbourn 01799 543367
Thursdays   Line Dancing Dawn Bond 01787 460274
Fridays      

Where no contact telephone number is shown please contact Christine Osbourn on 01799 543367 for further information.

Please note that the Armadillos - Bumps, Babies, Toddlers & Parents group now meets every Tuesday (during term time) from 9am-11am at Rickling School Hall.  Contact Stevie Green on 01799 542734 or email, armadillos2010@hotmail.co.uk for details or see the Calendar on this site.

Booking information

Click here for Portable Document Format (pdf) document with hiring details.

History

The Village Hall is situated on the main B1383 (formerly the A11). It is a Victorian building with very little documented history. A map from 1800 shows a building on the site and local elders have said it was once a coffee shop serving travellers between London and Norwich.

It consists of two halls, the larger and older room for parties, dances and bigger functions and a smaller room which is ideal for meetings, etc. The small hall was added in memory of those who lost their lives in the First World War and holds a brass plaque with the names of those who died.

WW1 Roll of Honour

Also to be found in the Village Hall is a Memorial to the members of Quendon and Rickling who served in the first world war.

The Hall has been vested with the Charities Commission and is run by a very loyal committee, who at the moment are working tirelessly to gain funds to refurbish it and build the now necessary disabled facilities.

It is well used and self-funding. The present classes consist of Art & Drawing, Dog Training, Dance Exercise and Line Dancing, all intertwined with The Wednesday Club (who are ex-WI), Parish Council and all manner of local committee meetings.

We are fortunate to hold The Millennium Wall Hanging, which is a wonderful piece of tapestry worked by the ladies of the Village for the Year 2000. It depicts houses and landmarks from the two villages, Rickling Hall and Quendon Hall, churches, pub, school and the Village Green, plus one house from each era (there was not enough room to do every house).

A key to each piece worked is on the Notice Board, along with the names of those who completed it. Also behind each picture there is a linen pocket containing a piece of paper with information about the person who worked it and details of the building.