History

The Broom Women’s Institute

Old photo of Broom WI hutThe land on which the hall stands was previously used by Broom’s Women’s Institute.  Their meetings took place in a timber building which was reaching the end of its useful life.

 

 

 

 

 

Picture of old WI hut, renamed Village HallIn 1999, the WI decided that the land should be used for the benefit of the village as a whole.  The new Broom Village Hall trustees took over in January 2003, renamed the hall, and set about raising funds for a new brick building to replace the timber structure.

 

 

 

 

Our BVH logo resulted from a competition held as part of a day of celebrations held at the old hall in August 2003.  Our thanks to all involved in producing this, and in particular to Rachel Harris for the winning design.

Building work commenced in January 2006 and was completed later that year.  The new hall was officially opened at a village fete in September 2006.

The new building was made possible by a number of grants, as well as donations from villagers and others.  We are grateful to them all, and to those whose time and effort helped to create, and subsequently maintain, this wonderful facility for the benefit of the village and surrounding area.

In particular, we acknowledge with thanks the grants made by the following: