It all started in January 1962 when the Territorial Army said that with the likely increased use of their Drill Hall, we would not be able to continue holding our various dances and functions there.
In consequence, a meeting was called and it was decided to raise funds and obtain grants in order to build our own Community Centre. A Steering Committee was elected under the Chairmanship of Wing Commander Denis Smith, which included the representatives of several local organisations. The main objective was to demonstrate that a need existed and that funds could be raised towards the cost of building and equipping our own Community Centre.
Classes were organised in people’s houses and many fund raising events were held; notably a Summer Fete at West Hill Park.