The Village Hall (click on an image to enlarge it)
The Hall is situated on the corner of Mill Lane and High Road
These wooden framed houses originally occupied the plot.
It is said that these were not simply demolished but were
dismantled for re-erection elsewhere
This view, probably taken from the Church steeple, shows a
fresh looking ‘Old Village Hall’ that replaced the Houses.
Although a crude construction of prefabricated concrete
sections it provided years of service.
What no Hall!
The Old Hall had been demolished but the promise of a new hall
evaporated due to bankruptcy of the developers.
The opening ceremony in July 1997 with
Ruth Graves, representing the Village, and the then Mayor
of Thurrock (who I believe was) Merlyn Jones.
Later on, to celebrate the Millenium a Year 2000 Working Group was set up and
one of the enduring legacies was to commission a clock tower for the Village Hall.