A WALK THROUGH TIME

The Hall dates back to 1946 when a Trust Deed was laid down by Charles Wells Ltd (The famous Brewers) and the then Houghton Regis Parish Council. There was a Pub on the site originally.

The Parcel of land is on the North Side of The Green about 90 feet in length and the depth on the west side is about 150 feet.

 

THE PURPOSE OF THE HALL

The Trust Deed reads that the property shall be used to provide recreational, educational, and social activities or otherwise as may be found expedient for the benefits of the people of Houghton Regis without distinction of sex, disabilities, political,religious, ethnic or other  opinions or persuasions.

 

Below is a picture slide show of the Hall.

 

 

 

Foundation Stone Laying

The Hall as it looked in 1957

The Hall Interior in 1957.

The Commemoration Plaque

Members of The Horticultural Society.

THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE HALL

The Opening Ceremony of the Hall took place on Saturday the 1st of June 1957.

 

ORDER OF SPEAKERS

The Speakers on that day were, S.L. Ashdown, Esq., Chairman of the Fund Committee. Miss D.M. Milnes, M.A., Secretary, Bedfordshire Rural Community Council,

LT. COL. D. C. Part, O.B.E., PRESIDENT OF THE FUND, Who officially opened the Hall.

 

BLESSING THE HALL

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Ghost, Amen.

V. Our help is in the name of the Lord

R. Who hath made Heaven andEarth

V. The Lord be withyou

R. And with thy spirit

 

Prayer of Dedication  (The Vicar of Houghton Regis)

Lesson from the Old Testament (Pastor Williams - Methodist Church)

Lesson from the New Testament (Mr.P.Wilson - Baptist Chapel

 

PRAYERS

The Lord's Prayer

 

THE DOXOLOGY

 

PraiseGod from whom all blessings flow

Praise Him all creatures here below

Praise Him above the heavenly host

Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost.

 

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THE UNVEILING OF THE MEMORIAL PLAQUE

(By the Chairman, Houghton Regis Branch. British Legion).

 

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