Trumpington Village Sign unveiled June 2010, designed by Sheila Betts.
Trumpington Local History Group
History of Trumpington Village
Hall: 1920s: Additions to the Hall
Copyright © Trumpington Local History Group, 2009. Updated 17 May 2009
This is the fourth part of the history of Trumpington Village Hall. For an
introduction to the series, see
History of Trumpington Village Hall.
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Display panel about the history
of the Village Hall, Centenary
Exhibition, October 2008.
Photo: Stephen Brown.
Display panel about the history of the Village Hall, Centenary Exhibition, October 2008.
By 1921, the Hall was in heavy demand, with a number of village organisations eager to meet
there and a pressure on bookings. In August 1921, the hall was closed for a month and given a
thorough clean. From September 1921, users had to book in writing at least a week in advance
and needed to request any of the following:

 gas lights and coal fire (1/= each)
 crockery (from the Men's Institute)
 gas boiler and tea urn (from the WI)

In 1922, the Men's Institute wanted a second billiard table. Other users protested at the use of
space. The Trustees agreed to build a second room for the sole use of the Men's Institute. All
other organisations would share the original room. Plans for the new room and a committee
room were drawn up in 1923. The additions were made in memory of Canon and Captain
Pemberton. They more than doubled the size of the original building, including a Card or
Committee Room, Billiard Room, Kitchen, Ladies and Gents toilets and a new coal store.

The new rooms were opened on 28 February 1924 by Sir Clifford Allbutt, followed by a
Concert, then a Whist Drive on 29 February 1924 and a Carnival Dance on 1 March 1924.
There were further fundraising events during 1924 and 1925, including a Garden Fete held at
Trumpington Hall, 29 May 1924, in aid of the Village Hall Extension Fund.
Memorial plaque commemorating the additions.
Memorial plaque
commemorating the
additions, referring to
Patience, William, Viola,
Francis and Jeremy
Pemberton. Photo:
Stephen Brown.
Plan of the Proposed Additions to the Village Hall, c. 1924.
Plan of the Proposed Additions
to the Village Hall, by a
Cambridge architect (name not
clear), c. 1924. Source: Village
Hall archive.
Flyer for the fundraising garden fĂȘte, May 1924.
Flyer for the fundraising garden
féte, May 1924. Source: Village
Hall archive.
Flyer for the opening and
concerts, February-March
1924. Source: Village Hall
archive.
Flyer for the 1925 Concert.
Flyer for the 1925 Concerts.
Source: Village Hall archive.
Flyer for the opening and concerts, February-March 1924.