This conveyance, dated July 1984, transferred the village hall building and land from two surviving Trustees to the Parish Council of Hadstock. The village hall was originally the church school from 1872 to 1946. Funds for a hall were raised from the village community between 1946 and 1953 and the former school was then bought for £150 from the Diocese of Chelmsford by a group of Trustees.
Beryl and Christine Frost supervising the playgroup in the Queen’s Jubilee Year, 1977
This essay on ‘My Schooldays’ won third prize in a 1968-69 Essay Competition organised by Cambs and Isle of Ely Old People’s Welfare Council. Mrs. Stone, née Fordham, was then living in East Barnwell, Cambridge.
Found by Roger Mance in his WW1 memorial researches, these extracts, now out of embargo, give a fascinating window into the operation of Hadstock School between 1872 and 1918.