The Thornton in Craven Village Hall is located on the A56 at the west end of the village. The Hall was originally built in 1853 as the local school and was given to the community in 1905 when a new school was built on Cam Lane.
The building was a single room until the 1970’s when a group of village volunteers got together to dig out a cellar to provide a store room, 2 toilets and a kitchen. In 2013 a grant was obtained and along with more volunteers the main hall was completely refurbished. Plans are currently being developed to extend backwards to provide a comfortable lounge area as well as more accessible toilet facilities.
The main hall is approximately 6 metres by 10 metres and is used for a wide range of activities by all age groups. It is also the hub for a number of village activities including social events, village gatherings and village meetings.
The hall is a registered charity run by a management committee made up of elected members and representative members. The committee meets four times a year and holds an AGM in March which is open to all residents of the village.
If you would like to hire the hall for a party or event then please contact the caretaker Evanthia Chadfield 07564 380268 firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to describe the facilities that are available and explain the costs and terms and conditions of hire.
The current costs for hiring the hall are £15 for the first two hours and then £5 for each subsequent hour.