LYDDINGTON Village Hall was officially reopened on Monday following the completion of two refurbishment programmes which together cost nearly £100,000.
The hall, originally the village school, was damp and in need of a new kitchen and toilets, but after three years of fundraising is now pristine.
It was opened by Jane Wright and about 40 people attended to celebrate. An open day for villagers was held on Sunday with around 60 attending.
Jim Horton, chairman of the hall committee, said the cost of the two projects had seemed daunting but thanks to village fundraising, the village pubs and various grants and donations it had been achieved. External contributors included Wren, the Cory Environmental Trust, Co-operative Stores, Bernard Sunley, Garfield Weston Trust and Awards For All. Uppingham architect Malcolm Strangeway was also a major contributor to the project.
Pictured are some of the trustees, villagers, supporters and donors who gathered at the village hall for the reopening ceremony