The Heart of the Community
Lydgate’s Parish Hall is set in the centre of this pretty village, right next to the White Hart Inn, Lancashire Life Dining Pub of the Year 2019 and opposite St Anne’s Church, a vibrant establishment popular for weddings and baptisms as well as thriving services for all age groups. The Hall was gifted to the village in 1869 by The Heart of the Community as the village school, replacing an earlier one dating from 1763 which had been built by 8 local mill owners including Edmund’s father.
It really is a lovely space inside and an iconic building with real presence on the outside. Sadly, like many village halls it is in need of some TLC but the local community and church have come together to restore it to its former glory so watch this space.
The hall is managed by a newly formed charity, Lydgate Community Association who are on a mission to bring the hall into the 21st Century. Community is at the heart of all they do and they want the hall to reflect this.
The building is still fully functional now however and is used on a regular basis. Scouts, Guides, Brownies, Cubs and Rainbows all meet here. There are band practises, choir meetings, Zumba, yoga and Pilates. The place is abuzz but we do have spaces on the calendar for new activities as well as one off events like parties and concerts.
The overall capacity of the hall is 100 in total, the main hall seating 60 comfortably at tables. There is also a smaller hall and a work room where the Lydgate Stitchers create their wonderful wall hangings.
All these spaces are available for hire so please get in touch and if you think you can help restore this building to its former glory please get in touch.
Contact for Booking Secretary Kath Kershaw 01457875453. Get in touch and Kath will discuss rental fees and other booking arrangements.