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Helmdon Trail - Reading Room

 
Sketch of the Reading Room
Sketch of the Reading Room

 

The Reading Room is a Victorian building given to the village by Charles Fairbrother in 1887. This is commemorated by an inscription on the top right of the building.

Originally it was a place where men could go as an alternative to the pub and they were provided with newspapers and books. It was not until the time of the First World War (1914 - 1918) that women began to use it.

Today it has the function of a village hall, being the place where the Parish Council meets and most of the village activities take place.

Click here for more on the history of the Reading Room.

 

 
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