Village Hall fundraising social events for 2024

Your Hall needs your support


The Village Hall team of Trustees & helpers are active in setting up events such as coffee mornings, quiz nights, socials at Christmas, garden talks, parties etc. and are always looking for new ideas to bring the village community together and have some fun.

We are very fortunate to have such an iconic place to hold these events, right in the centre of the village, which also acts as a polling station, a collection point for newspapers, a setting for street parties, Morris dancers and a venue for Parish Council meetings.

However, all this comes at a cost.  The Trustees ensure that there are funds set aside for long-term maintenance and day to day expenses – insurance, heating & lighting, water charges, fire checks & fixing things which wear out, all require ongoing income.  This only comes from hiring the Hall on a regular basis.

We need your help to support these efforts, both by coming to join in and/or helping out with organisation, cake baking, setting out tables & chairs, clearing away etc.

If you can help in any way or suggest any fundraising events, please contact Pat Roome on either 01572 821416 or

Please try to attend the Annual Parish Council Meeting on Wednesday, May 15th at 6:00 pm where the Trustees give a report on the previous year and will answer any questions – importantly it is your opportunity to say what you think.

The Trustees

‘Remembrance, Recognition & Reconciliation’
World War 2 Bomber Command and the
International Bomber Command Centre

Thursday 18th April 7.00 pm at
Ridlington Village Hall
25 Main Street, Ridlington, LE15 9AU


A one hour illustrated talk by Retired Air Vice Marshall Paul Robinson,

Paul flew Harriers in Germany in the Cold War and served in a number of senior appointments at home and abroad including RAF Wittering before settling in Lincolnshire. He volunteered at the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial Trust Centre in 2012 of which he is a Trustee.

58,000 young men and women of Bomber Command – 60% of total RAF losses were killed taking the war to Nazi Germany. Their sacrifice is now remembered at Lincoln’s International Bomber Command Centre.

Paul will outline Bomber Command’s history and discuss its impact during the Second World War, highlighting the skill, achievements and heroism of its air and ground crews. And how important it is for the nation to have a fitting memorial to commemorate their sacrifice, and recognise the suffering experienced by both sides of the conflict. He will  then describe the Trust’s project and answer any questions.

Tickets £10 pp  includes a glass of wine & nibbles, all money goes to the Trust.

To book a place or for any other information, please contact David Roome 01572 821416  or by email


Dear All,

We are pleased to confirm the date for the forthcoming “Ridlington Talking Gardens Event” – Saturday, April 27th at 7:00 pm.

Please click on the link below for further information on the “Talking Gardens” Event.

Talking Gardens 2 comm final

If you would like to attend, please let us know by emailing Jackie Ike on by March 26th.

Many thanks,
Jo, Shelagh, Jackie,


Please find below the forthcoming dates for the Coffee Mornings for this year.

If anyone would like to help with making cakes or would like to help out with serving these delicious creations, please contact Pat Roome on Telephone – 01572 821 416.

Friday – 24th May – 10:30 – 12:00
Friday – 26th July – 10:30 – 12:00
Friday – 27th September – 10:30 – 12:00


This year’s Social Evening in December will be held on Friday, December 13th from 7:00 – 11:00 pm


So save the dates, we look forward to seeing you.

The Trustees


A warm thank you to the anonymous person who has given the Village Hall a new bench to commemorate our new King’s Coronation  and to Debra Thatcher & the Parish Council for arranging its installation.

Somewhere nice to rest at one of the country’s prettiest village halls.

The Trustees

Come join us in the Village Hall for a festive tipple and start your Christmas cheer early….

The Village Hall is holding it’s annual Social Night on Friday, December 15th at 7:00 pm.

Various drinks and seasonal snacks will be on tap. There will also be  non alcoholic and soft drinks available for those who have to drive home or are under age.

If you have not yet got yourself or a loved one a Christmas wreath, you can buy one on the evening, kindly handmade by Jan Powley and all proceeds will go to charity.

Looking forward to seeing you there….


A time for reflection…. yes it certainly is in so many ways…

The British Legion Poppy Appeal Remembrance Afternoon Tea this year in the Village Hall, was an outstanding success and it demonstrated that when people come together great things can be achieved.

From all of you who attended the event and to the many of you who knitted, baked, donated and helped in various ways – thank you all so much! Your generosity made a hugely positive contribution to the total amount raised. It was an astonishing £761.

We have been reliably informed that the winning prize – “The Stone of Remembrance” a Rich Chocolate Cake – was admired and enjoyed by friends and family.

The work of the Royal British Legion continues to be as relevant today as when it was when it first started.

THANK YOU All once again for your tremendous support.

Shelagh, Jo, Jackie


Forthcoming events in the Village Hall


·      Coffee Mornings – 10.30am to 12.00noon, Friday 1st December

·      Team Quiz – 3rd November – This has been cancelled.

·      Royal British Legion Fundraising Appeal – 11th November 2:oo – 4:00 pm

·      Social Night – 15th December – 7:00 pm


Everyone welcome!