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[15 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Umborne Trustees meeting minutes 16th June 2010 | 392 views]

 
MINUTES OF THE UMBORNE INSTITUTE TRUST
Meeting at new Umborne Community Hall!
Wednesday, 16 June, 2010, at 8pm
 
Attended by Rob Summers (chairman), Paul Galloway, Kimmo Evans (minutes), Liz Gosling, Eleanor Wood, Ted Townsend, Neville Cheeseman, Peter Rugg,
 
Apologies: Paul Forster, Sue Gush, Janet Coman
 
Minutes of the meeting on 19 May were approved and signed.subject to Bonds received amended to ‘£350 this week’
 
Matters Arising:
None
 
Correspondence: Grants update received.
 
Reports from Sub-Committees:
 
Finance and General Purposes:
PG report:
Total in all accounts @ 4 June = £79,943.66
 
Main building account outgoings:
£241.29
£235
£841.92 (Building regs)
£88.40 (Eagle Plant)
 
£50 in Gift Aid and £100 Bonds …

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[11 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Umborne Hall 1948 | 595 views]

The following article was taken from the:
Pulman’s Weekly News:  Tuesday January 13th  1948.
“Umbourne Has a Hall”.
Women’s Institute Enterprise.
Opening ceremony by Lady Carew Pole.
Saturday was  a great day for the Umbourne Women’s Institute, for it marked the opening by Lady Carew Pole of their new hall, erected on land belonging to the Shute estate at Painters Cross, Shute Marsh. From the end of the Sixteenth Century until a few years ago, the Pole family lived at Shute House, now used as a girls’ school.
In this remote part of Shute village, an …

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[8 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on 12th Night at the Old Hall | 267 views]

The 12th Night Supper in January is a “bring and share” evening where we all bring either a savoury or sweet dish to share with everyone else. Don’t forget, it is finger food only – saves on the washing up! Fun and games for the whole family including Tony’s famous raffle and the quiz of the year to test your memory. A very friendly seasonal gathering.

Rick & Eleanor Wood

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[25 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Old photos of the hall | 458 views]

It would be very interesting to create an album of old photos of the hall, both inside and outside.
This photograph belonged to the late Joan Dommett. Can anyone name any person on the photo? Can it be dated?

If you have any old photos, please let us have them. They can be scanned, put on the website and returned to you – with our thanks.
In case you have already forgotten what the old hall looked like:

Rick Wood

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[20 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Theme Nights at the Hall | 466 views]

Over the last 13 years or so, we have held a “theme night” once or twice a year. Themes have ranged from nights related to different countries to a variety of other themes:

Tramps Night (1999)
Soup and Cider Night(25th November 2000)
TV Dinners (17th March 2001)
Heroes (24th November 2001)
Tramps Night again (29th March 2003)
Posh Night again (8th May 2004)

French Night (November 1997)

Scrumpy Night (March 1998)

Posh Night  (23rd March 2002)

Caribbean Night (29th November 2003)

Italian Night (20th November 2004)

Medieval Night (14th May 2005)

School Dinners (25th March 2006)

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[9 May 2010 | Comments Off on New Hall News | 571 views]
New Hall News

Painting of the windows ( 3 coats of Sadolin) is now well under way and the plaster board is up inside, ready for the plasterers to come in and finish off. Then the electrics can be installed. Rob is so committed to painting windows that he spent his 51st birthday with paint brush in hand.

Maybe we should leave the plasterboard pink?!! Again this week the weather has been in our favour, long may it last.
Thanks again to everyone for helping with so many jobs over the last few weeks

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[1 May 2010 | Comments Off on Hall Bookings | 821 views]

Hire the Hall! – In the old hall, it was an experience you never forgot! The new hall, hopefully opening in September, will be a wonderful experience with its superb new facilities.
You can hire the whole Hall including tables, chairs, crockery etc., or just hire the car park if that meets your needs. We even allow the hire of tables and chairs and so on to be taken away from the Hall to be used at your own event. Of course there are various conditions of hire which are further …

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[30 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Hall History | 630 views]

Umborne Hall is a green painted Nissen Hut, invented in 1919 by Lt. Col. Peter Norman Nissen (1871-1930) of the British Royal Engineers. In 1941, the Americans built and used huts called Quonset Huts, which were an adaptation of the Nissen Hut. These type of huts were used as makeshift housing for American soldiers and their families at Dunkeswell aerodrome in World War Two.
1945: Umborne WI were meeting in April Cottage, Umborne, the home of Miss Kinnings. A great organiser, she was also the instigator of the “Hall” idea. Country …

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[29 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on New Hall | 420 views]

The latest on progress towards our new Hall.
A new hall in 2010
At last we’ve made some financial headway with replacing the hall. The Community Council of Devon, acting on behalf of Devon County Council, has awarded us a grant of £24,000, which means that we can plan a new building. Last night (30th September) the trustees met to discuss the offer and agreed to accept it, which means that it has to be spent by next September!
Another £40,000 has been raised by the community. This is thought to be one …

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[24 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Hall History | 396 views]
Hall History

Village Hall History
(From a painting by Nora Baker currently hanging in the new hall)
A little bit of history about the Umborne Village Hall
Umborne Hall is a green painted Nissen Hut, invented in 1919 by Lt. Col. Peter Norman Nissen (1871-1930) of the British Royal Engineers. In 1941, the Americans built and used huts called Quonset Huts, which were an adaptation of the Nissen Hut. These type of huts were used as makeshift housing for American soldiers and their families at Dunkeswell aerodrome in World War Two.
1945: Umborne WI were meeting …