Hullavington Village Hall

By Alison Reed

Not beautiful, stylish or listed,
Car park puddles,
Pre-school notices,
Whiff of toilets and ancient cigarettes,
Cracked floor tiles and brown stage curtains
Village hall --
Gone in minutes
Swallowed in smoke
Consumed by fire.

Sad scorched skeleton
Awaking memories of pantomimes and parties
Dances and discos
Autumn shows and Christmas plays.
Gone in minutes.

Gap in the village
Hole in the community.

Time passed, ideas tossed,
Some caught, some discarded.
Planning, preparation, dedication, determination,
Skilful organisation.

Hullavington Village Hall
as it was but different.
New atmosphere, new smells,
Light, bright, welcoming.

Gap plugged,
Hole filled

Ours to use and enjoy.
Thank you.

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