In 1924, George Walne, of Kettleburgh Hall, rented out a plot of waste land for the token price of a shilling per year to innkeeper Herbert Hill and farmer John Goddard, both of Kettleburgh, and Reverend R Davies, the rector of Brandeston. The three tenants committed to build a hall for use as a reading room, for dancing, concerts, or ‘any other kind of amusement or parochial purposes‘. The cost of the hall, originally known as the Kettleburgh Parish Room, was borne by public subscription.
Now known as the Village Hall, it is the location for many community events, including:
- Keep fit (Monday mornings)
- 1st Deben Valley Scout Group (Monday evenings)
- Coffee mornings (first Friday of every month, 1030 – 1200)
- Craft club (first Tuesday of every month, 1900-2100)
- Quiz nights (twice a year, normally November and May)
- Pantomime (once a year)
- Annual Flower and Produce show (first Saturday in September)
- Annual Parish Meeting, for all residents of the parish
The village hall is also available for private hire, at very reasonable rates. See http://kvhbookings.com.
The village hall and St Andrew’s church are the beneficiaries of the proceeds of the village fête.