The village name has its origins in Saxon times. Although popularly, the village was named after the wolves that inhabited the area, Watts identifies the name as deriving from Wulfestun - or Wulf's estate - and as such named for an early landowner. Other local historians note the existence of a local dignatory named Wolvis during Saxon times and hold that his occupancy of nearby land may be the root of the present village's name. Wolviston lies close to Wynyard Hall, historically the family home of the Londonderry dynasty, whose fortune came from the ownership of several collieries and a port in County Durham. The present Wynyard Hall was completed in 1848, and many royal visitors were entertained there over the following hundred years. The war memorial commemorates the Wolviston casualties in both World Wars.
About Our Village Hall
The first WI was formed on 16th September 1915 by Canadian Mrs Madge Watt in the wonderfully named village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (usually shortened to Llanfair PG) in Anglesey, Wales. In a war torn country of 1915 the institutes were located in rural communities where the motivation was to encourage countrywomen to supply food. Over the last 100 years the WI has grown enormously with a healthy 6500 institutes throughout England and Wales. Many WIs own their own halls. For the rest, they are lucky enough to use the facilities of the local village hall and these halls are very well used. Each WI has a monthly meeting where, after the business is over, there is usually a speaker with an interesting talk or entertainment. Village halls are able to hire out rooms for all our activities. The WIs offer craft classes, flower class, workshops, and cookery classes, games and book clubs. How about keep-fit or darts? There is even the chance to put on a show. We’re not just jam and Jerusalem though; try gin tasting or cocktail making. With a big age range of ladies we offer a varied programme. The WI is also well known for coffee mornings as part of their own fundraising efforts. Being a user of a village hall also means fundraising and the WI is keen to do their bit when called upon. They’ll be there at the Christmas or Summer Fares with their home baking and craft stalls. Some WI members are on the village hall committee too and they help with the daily running, organising, booking and fundraising activities. Some basic details of the hall - we are situated adjacent to St Peter's Church in the quiet village of Wolviston We have a single large room with a stage which seats a minimum of 60 people, kitchen facilities and a small meeting room. we have a dedicated car park for 4 cars but there is ample street parking in the immediate vicinity. We also have disabled toilet facilities. Hire rates are £10 per hour or individual rates can be negotiated for day/part of day hire.
Each week / month the hall is used for......
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How To Book The Facilities
Call, email or complete the contact form below.. Main contact: Secretary: Treasurer: Booking: Glynis Thirlaway; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Information on this page is provided by the hall committee. Hiring will be subject to a formal Hiring Agreement between the hall committee and the hirer. Current hire charges can be obtained from the contact person named above.