Demolition of the old hall
Despite the time of year, the weather broke in February, 2007, and gave the old hall a wonderful send-off. The demolition started, and some interesting artefacts, hidden for years, were discovered, and we recorded them on camera for posterity.
For thirty years, people had been coming to the hall without knowing that behind their covering of weatherboard outside and plasterboard inside, three arched windows had been hidden from view. Generations of Sunday school children looked out of the windows before they were covered after the fire in the 1970s. Do you remember? If you have any stories to tell, please contact us.
These stones were discovered during demolition. The date stone, reading "Wesley Hall, 1925" was found under the weatherboarding at the apex of the east wall. The other three name stones were found at the base of the east wall, and are believed to have been below the foundation stone, which was unfortunately removed, possibly when the central heating was installed. They are inscribed "Mrs. H. Cullimore, Mr. & Mrs. H. Wilkins and Mrs. M. L. Prosser, whom we suggest may have been the original trustees. Do you know different?
To the right, above, is probably the last photo of the old Cwmavon Village Hall, which was the scene of many a happy gathering.