SKELTON VILLAGE HALL (YORK)

 

SKELTON VILLAGE HALL

AND

ITS HISTORY

 

This meeting started the process of buying the building

which they then went on to convert for use as a Village Hall.

  

In 1873 a Village School was opened (the present Village Hall building)

 to replace an earlier school housed in Pyramid House on The Green

 

In 1957 a new Primary School was opened in Brecksfield

 and

the old school building became redundant..

 

A group of villagers negotiated the purchase of the building

from the Diocese of Cleveland in 1959 for £625.

Repairs and refurbishments were then carried out for a further £1475 to create a Village Hall

 

A Charitable Trust was formed to hold the property

and

to operate it for the benefit of the residents of Skelton.

Today’s Village Hall Management Committee comprises Trustees

who represent organisations which use the Hall, plus a number of Independent Trustees.

 

The Title to the Hall is vested in Skelton Parish Council which acts as Custodian Trustee

 

The job of the Management Committee – which is elected annually at an Annual General Meeting –

is to look after the Hall, ensure it meets the needs of Skelton,

and

to raise sufficient income to cover running costs and necessary refurbishments.

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This document tranferred ownership of the building from

the Church of England

to

Three Skelton residents

Richard Thorp, James Williams and The Rev Harry Ratcliffe

who became the trustees

of

a new charity formed to develop it into a Village Hall

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Minutes of the first meeting of

The Village Hall committee in 1957

 

THEN AND NOW

 

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First paragraph of the Deed (1959)