Grand Opening

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Residents enjoy the opening
Residents enjoy the opening

More than a hundred Dunkeswell residents celebrated Throgmorton Community Hall's Grand Opening on Saturday. Stalwart fundraiser Rene Pym opened proceedings with a speech thanking developer Carl Throgmorton for providing such a wonderful resource to the village and paying tribute to community volunteers past and present. "We owe them a debt," she said.

BBC Radio's Tony Beard, the Widdecombe Wag, entertained everyone with a lively speech peppered with jokes, and unveiled the dedication plaque, declaring the hall truly open. Residents enjoyed a buffet lunch and glass of wine before perusing Dunkeswell Pre-School's Christmas Bazaar, the hall's very first booking. Next weekend hosts Dunkeswell's Got Talent, an event sure to put even X Factor in the shade!

Throgmorton Community Hall is now taking bookings for both private and community events. It's fully-licensed, seats 200, has a stage with changing areas, a well-equipped kitchen, and disabled toilet facilities.

Call Tina on 01404 891 258.

Tony Beard, the Widdecombe Wag
Tony Beard, the Widdecombe Wag
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