Darley Memorial Hall is 70
Darley Memorial Hall will have been in use in Darley for 70 years in November 2017!
It started life as the Canteen for workers at the Scar House Reservoir in the 1920s, and was dismantled, transported to Darley on the back of a low-loader, and rebuilt to serve as a recreational hall in memory of those who lost their lives in the wars.
It opened on 15th November - with around 600 people present at a Whist Drive and Dance.
With help from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Darley Heritage Group are researching the life of the Hall over the years and a book will be produced in November 2017 charting the story of the Hall and the many groups who have been part of its life. If you have any photos or memories, please get in touch with Sue Welch 01423 780970 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A week of celebrations is planned for the 70th Anniversary Week, from 11th November, including an Exhibition and Book Launch, Sequence Dancing, Remembrance Event, Bowls, Snooker, Tea Party, Country and Western Evening and a grand Dance Through the Decades as the final party on Friday 17th November. Make sure you watch for details, or contact Sue Welch to be kept in touch.