Quendon & Rickling Village Hall
Quendon & Rickling Village Hall
All events in the Village Hall are currently cancelled.
The village Hall, as with many public venues, has had conflicting advice about opening. We have been working closely with RCCE (Rural Community Council of Essex) who govern village halls, regarding the legal and safety precautions needed. Several of our users take a break for the summer holidays, so we are aiming to reopen in September, when hopefully all the classes can return. Thank you to everyone for your patience.
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.
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.
|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|
|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||Wednesday Club||Christine Osbourn 01799 543367|
|Thursdays||Line Dancing||Dawn Bond 01787 460274|
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, email@example.com for details or see the Calendar on this site.
Click here for Portable Document Format (pdf) document with hiring details.
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.
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.