Opening Ceremony

On Saturday 28th November 2009, the Chairman of the Memorial Hall & Recreation Ground Trust, Andrew Vickers, welcomed invited guests and after a short speech the Mayor of Rushcliffe, Peter McGowan, officially opened the refurbished Hall complex at 12 noon on Saturday 28th November 2009.  Joseph Higgins presented the Mayor with a gift and Lydia Wattley presented the Mayoress, Deirdre McGowan, with a posy of flowers.  Once the ribbon had been cut all visitors entered the building for a guided tour of the new facilities.

The new Wise Men Library was then officially opened by Councillor John Cottee, Nottinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Culture & Regeneration.

A buffet lunch and bubbly were served in The Moonrakers which had been prepared by a sub-committee of hard working trustees.

After a short break the complex was then open to the general public to view the hall facilities from 3.00 to 5.00 pm.

Andrew Vickers and The Mayor

Some of the comments from the Visitors Book are:

“So impressed by the Memorial Hall, such a wonderful fruition of a vision some years ago.  Love the library.  Wonderful celebration – Well done!”

“Looks terrific – well done to all the committee – Great Job!”

“Nice and bright and fresh looking”

“A great community facility and superb example of partnership working.  Well done to everyone!”

“Thank you for such a lovely morning – the ‘new’ building is wonderful – well done everyone”

“So great to see a facility that is obviously going to be such a community asset – congratulations to all”

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