Celebrating village hall’s anniversary

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Members of the public gathered for a village market to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Burton Fleming Village Hall.

The event was a success with a number of local stalls including cakes, bric-a-brac, books, arts and crafts to create a scene of a market from 25 years ago.

The anniversary is a way to celebrate but also a way to raise money for the Village Hall, which is in need of a number of repairs including the windows and floor.

Event organiser Kate Mercer said: “We had a great turnout for a very successful event. Musical entertainment was provided by 13-year-old singer Robin Morton and he was fantastic.

“The Village Hall opened in 1990 and it is extremely important for the community for happy, sad and emergency occasions. We have a number of activities going on in there every month including zumba, young farmers, cycle groups to a coffee morning. It is a valuable part of our community which anyone can use.”

Inside the Burton Fleming Methodist Church there was a tombola while other forms of fundraising included a grand raffle and the sale of refreshments. A total was not counted in time for this week’s Free Press but will feature in next week’s issue.