History of the hall

The original 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 of the week was 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.