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Leighton (Tre’llai) is a small village near Welshpool in Montgomeryshire. It is set around the Leighton Farm Estate which is the best example of a Victorian model farm in Wales.

Village Hall

For bookings

The Village Hall can be hired for functions by contacting the Booking Clerk:

Tel: 07854 103058
Email: villagehall@leightonnews.com.

History

The bright modern frontage of Leighton’s Village Hall  is a familiar sight and a focal part of village life but it was not always so.

Prior to the present Village Hall being built the painted galvanize old Guildroom in Leighton with its metal support rods, tiny kitchen and flowery curtains was much loved for many generations.  It hosted lively parties and clubs nights for the many villagers and young people living and working in the village over the decades.  Sadly in 1985 it failed to gain a license to continue and the village decided that they had no option but to build a new hall for a new era.

After a meeting of all the village a committee was formed and the daunting task of fundraising was started with a 50/50 sale at the Guildroom followed by Duck Races at the Severn Caravan Park at Cilcewydd, Grass Track races at Lower Leighton, buffets, manure selling, bingo, beetle drives, coffee mornings, cookery demo’s and fashion shows to name but a few.  It created much  excitement, new ideas, enthusiasm, and new skills and  through lots of hard work eventually the £15,000 was raised along with £85,000 grant aid.

Several sites were looked at and the Committee decided to purchase land by the Primary School so that the School could  benefit from hiring the facilities in the daytime.

In December 21st 1985 the Chairman and founding member of the Committee Mr Don Tibbott or Gwyn’s Barn, Leighton was chosen to open the new Leighton Village Hall, along with his wife Roma.  Don was reported in the press at the time as saying “This new Hall is a wonderful achievement for such a small parish and I must say everyone has been marvelous”.

Later, land for a car park was also purchased and an extension built to the Village Hall.  The Village Hall is  unusual in that it is owned freehold by the Committee.

In 2010 Leighton Village Hall celebrates 25 years of continuous service to the village and users who are today just as proud of this excellent and much used facility as they were in 1986. The Village Hall has seen new clubs formed and new events held and relies on the continued goodwill and expertise of volunteers.