Huntshaw village hall had an open day on the 25th January as part of national village hall day.

The afternoon proved very entertaining, Huntshaw villagers had made soup and cakes and live music was provided by Truffetete band. There was a fascinating display of local history which included photos brought along by people from the village.

Jennie, Annemarie and Cathy from The Plough Arts Centre and Torrington 100 were there to support the event, Torrington’s deputy mayor took time out to come along too. Jennie collated a number of local stories that people had told her and turned them into a brilliant poem.

Cathy and Annemarie were there to provide information about the T100 project, the funding applications that villages can make for social and arts-based projects in their villages and Huntshaws’ priorities for improving its ‘social glue’. Ideas included forming a skittles team, having regular open mic session, putting on a panto and more.

Simon, the village hall chair, felt that the day was a great new beginning for the hall and an opportunity for Huntshaw inhabitants to regroup after a number of quiet years!

“I didn’t know so many people lived in Huntshaw, there are faces here I’ve never seen”