Amroth Parish Hall is in the village of Summerhill (SA67 8LX) and is the central feature of the Amroth and District Community Association which serves the villages of Summerhill, Pleasant Valley, Stepaside, Wiseman’s Bridge and Amroth. The original hall* was built in 1951 but was demolished in 2008 to make way for the new hall which opened in January 2009. The main hall is approximately 18m x 5m and has a smaller meeting room which can seat up to 20 people. There is a hatch to the main hall, which has underfloor heating; this can accommodate approximately 120 patrons dependent on tables, chairs and stage set up. There is a 600w public address system with DVD/CD player, projector and screen with facility for “Powerpoint”/laptop presentations etc, Par56 spotlights, induction loop, full disabled access and toilet, free wireless internet connection, parking and toilets. Microphones with stands and a Yamaha (61 key) keyboard are also available.
It is an ideal venue for parties, live music, conferences, etc.
The old Hall* was the inspiration of a few local residents who decided that there was a need for a Hall to serve the local community. It was built entirely by volunteers and was officially opened in 1951 by Dr Ryland. It offered a great variety of activities, from Tuesday night dance classes to whist drives with 50 Woodbines as the gentlemen’s first prize and horticultural shows. The highlight being the packed Saturday night dances which drew people from across the area who paid 2 shillings and sixpence for admission! They provided for all ages with football competitions, an annual carnival and a senior citizen dinner at the Cartwheel every Christmas.
The new Hall development was started in about 1997. Lottery funding was sought but refused on the grounds that the Hall was owned by Narberth District Council. The Parish Hall Committee then bought the Hall for £4,000, but was still refused lottery funding. In 2007, the Committee had professional support to complete the numerous forms and was successful in its attempt to obtain lottery funding, and this, together with money from the Welsh Assembly Government and other agencies enabled the project to get underway. However, this was only achieved with the focus and determination of Committee members.
Youth activities: 6pm to 7.30pm
Womens’ Institute: Every 2nd Monday at 7pm.
Gentle exercise: 9.30am to 10.30 and 11am to noon.
Craft class: Weekly 12.30pm – 3.30pm.
Muay Thai kickboxing: 6pm to 8pm.
Muay Thai kickboxing: 5pm to 9pm.
Summerhill Sewing Circle: 1pm to 5.00pm.
Sugarcraft: 6pm to 8pm.
Summerhill Sewing Circle: 9.30am to 4.30pm every other week.
Bingo: (Easter to October) Doors open 7pm. Eyes down 8pm.
New Life Christian Fellowship: 10.45am to 1pm. Everyone welcome.
List of hire charges:
Main Hall – Full day : £30
Main Hall – Morning : £18
Main Hall – Afternoon : £18
Main Hall – Evening :£22
Meeting Room : £10
Party – Child:- £20 (with bouncy castle £25)
Party – Adult:- £30