The Victoria Hall has a long history dating back to 1898. Our goal is to keep the halls alive for our community and to preserve history.
The Victoria Hall was opened by Lady Calthorpe on 20 October 1898, after a year of planning and raising of public subscriptions. The Parish Council built the hall in order to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.
The cost of the building was some £998 and constructed in the ‘Arts and Crafts’ style. The village of Hartley Wintney became an ‘Arts and Crafts centre’ at the turn of the century.
After the grand opening there are no further records of Minutes until 1921. This was when the building of an additional small hall was on the agenda. It became the Edward Hall, built to commemorate the reign of King Edward V11.
In June 1996 the Victoria Hall Charity and Management Committee formed and took an active role to restore the Hall to its original design. Providing modern facilities that would sustain the building for a further 100 years.
In recent years, there have been many highlights but the most important one occurred in 2012, the construction of the stunning Jubilee Hall.
None of the above could have happened without our dedicated volunteers, the hosts of fundraising events and the fantastic support from the community.