Catisfield Memorial Hall ....
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  The Hall is located on Catisfield Lane, Catisfield, Hants


The present Memorial Hall is the second building with this name.
  • Founded 1946
  • On 31st May 1946, Mr Samuel Reginald Mortimer donated the land upon which the Hall is built to various Trustees upon trusts which were set out in the Conveyance of that date
    "for the inhabitants of Catisfield and its neighbourhood to be used as a site for a Memorial Hall ...
    "to be used in perpetuity as a non-sectarian and non-political place of recreation and social intercourse under the name of "Catisfield Memorial Hall" for the advantage or benefit of the inhabitants of Catisfield and its neighbourhood either gratuitously or on such terms as the Committee may think fit

    The document not only served to transfer the land into the collective ownership on the Trustees but also set out the terms and conditions upon which the Hall would operate and the management structure of the Committee

  • 1947 (original) Memorial Hall built (actually it was an ex-Ministry of Works 'hut' brought from Corhampton Down)
  • 1962 New (current) Memorial Hall built
  • 85/86 New Constitution formed under Charity Commission rules
  • 6/3/86 The Memorial Hall AGM adopted the new constitution. Management of the Hall now in the hands of 5 elected reps and one from each of the 9 main user groups.
  • The plaque at the Hall entrance says: In Memory of Samuel R Mortimer, who gave the land on which this War Memorial Hall stands
  • A tablet inside the Hall records that: This Hall perpetuates the memory of those men and women from Catisfield and District who lost their lives during the period of the Second World War. Geoffrey D Berney, Diana S Biddlecombe, William C Bushell, John W Butt, John P Couzens, Edward Dominey, Moses W Evans, William H Flood, Frederick A Gates, Christina E Gordon, Harold Hargreaves, Frank McLeod, Robert S Milliner, Graham E Mortimer, Edmund C Neville, John W Spanner ,Dennis Streten, Alfred C Stone, John C Young.
Some other historical notes...
  • It's a well-run hall, but in the past there have occasionally been problems:
    • 28/6/82 Police called to party at the hall. A group, armed with sticks, bats etc, had invaded an event. Windows smashed. Five people arrested.
    • 7/82 Control of Pollution Act being raised re noise nuisance, caused by band practices on Mon, Tues and Thurs evenings, and Saturday bookings.
  • In the 1990s developers involved in possible housing redevelopment of the Wine Stores area presented proposals to build the village a brand new hall. The current hall grounds would be used for housing and the new hall built in the paddocks just north of the Limes' petanque terrains.

- Memorial Hall Catisfield 2006

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