Village parade |
(picture from SWOP website)
The Temperance Hall in 2010
The Temperance Hall was used as a meeting place for people who had taken the pledge i.e. that they would not drink alcohol.
As times changed the village social gatherings, e.g. dances, required that alcohol be made available and since this was not allowed
in the Temperance Hall the activities moved to the Memorial Hall on Lady Carrington's recreation ground (the site behind the Temperance Hall).
Thus the hall became under-used and for a while was the home of the Infant Welfare Centre. The Mrs Fabel in the poem was the mother-in-law of Beryl Fabel of Wayside.
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