The Channon Hall celebrates it centenary
By ANDY PARKS email@example.com
NOEL EVERINGHAM'S fondest memory of The Channon Hall is the 'kitchen tea' the community put on for him and his new bride Georgette when they married.
"There used to be kitchen teas all the time. There would be a dance band and the oldies would play euchre in the supper room. Everybody brought presents for the couple getting married," he said.
The Channon Hall, which celebrated its centenary on Saturday has seen a lot of change in its 100-year history.
"There used to be lots of music and dances and concerts all the time," Noel.said "In those days when people left the district you would have an official send-off for them at the hall."
Noel's family have been in The Channon area since 1910, when the cedar-cutters had cleared the area and the first dairy farms were established. His forefathers probably never expected him to be strutting on the stage wearing a tutu.
According to his wife Georgette, there was a show in 1966 called The Channon Capers.
"It was a wonderful concert to raise money for the hall. We did Cinderella and the boys did Swan Lake," she said.
Chair of The Channon Hall Trust Committee, Neil Tierney said the committee had recently received some government grants and support from local businesses and community groups that should put it in good shape for the next 100 years.