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HELLO THERE!

Welcome to Cranage Village Hall, a wonderful space at the heart of our community.

2017 marks the start of an exciting time for the village hall as we launch a series of fun events designed with our community in mind. Let’s come together to celebrate this special place we are lucky enough to call home. Please check out our events page for more information.

Your community needs you!  We are always keen to welcome new volunteers so if you are interested in getting involved, would like to contribute or can bring new ideas and inspiration to the village hall please contact us at contact@cranagevillagehall.co.uk

Find us!

It doesn't matter if you're local or not, it's always good to know where we are! The Village Hall is located off the main A50 Knutsford Road, approximately 1 mile north of Holmes Chapel. 

Postcode CW4 8EQ

Your Committee

The Village Hall is a Charitable Trust run by a management committee. The committee comprises a group of local volunteers who help run the hall and organise events.  If you would like to volunteer some time to join us and help contribute to village life, please get in touch at contact@cranagevillagehall.co.uk

 

John Halstead    Hazel Bickerton    Rachel Honeywell    Ian Thomlinson     Sarah Bond    Laura Walkerdine    
Tony & Pat Mallows    Jackie Hodcroft   David Schofield    Rachel Hurst

Bookings

The Village Hall is the ideal place to host your special event. Set in picturesque grounds with a huge south facing grassy area to the rear with a backdrop of tall mature trees, it is very popular for weddings and parties, with space for a very large marquee if needed.

Regular users include the local Bridge Club, the Cranage Art Club, Guides and Cranage Preschool and it is also home to a very popular whist drive each fortnight.

The hall has a fully fitted kitchen, a bar and is well insulated (it is very cosy even on the coldest winter days) with double glazed windows.

If you would like to come for a look round or, have any questions regarding the venue please contact us using the online enquiries form, or for telephone enquiries, please call 07879 736085.

However, if you wish to go ahead and book the hall for your special event, you can make a reservation using our online booking system!

**Online bookings made with a credit card are subject to a 2% transaction fee**

A little history

The Village Hall formerly known as "The Club" was built in 1907 by William Carver of Cranage Hall for his family and his employees. It is a substantial and picturesque building with a most interesting internal beam arrangement in the roof, originally it incorporated a social room, a billiard room and a caretaker's cottage. The Carvers sold Cranage Hall in the 1930's when it became a hospital for people with learning difficulties. In 1947, the Club was given in trust to the residents of Cranage, eventually it was renamed Cranage Village Hall because "Club" status was no longer applicable. If at any time the building ceases to function as a Village Hall it is to be sold and the proceeds given to the YMCA in Manchester.

In 1958, in order to make the Hall more usable and versatile, the central wall in the main hall was removed and a temporary building was erected to provide toilets and a kitchen. In 1975, when a Playgroup opened, this area was connected to the back door of the main building by an enclosed walkway, which became the main entrance to the Hall from the car park at the rear. 

The temporary building, which was rescued from Cranage airfield after WW2 was by this time showing signs of deterioration, becoming difficult and expensive to maintain. In order to comply with ever more stringent safety regulations, the 1990's saw considerable changes made; the former caretaker’s cottage was used to provide a comprehensive new kitchen, cloakroom area and toilets. The temporary building continued to deteriorate and was eventually demolished. New storage rooms were built with money raised by the Village Hall.

Looking ahead we aim to continue raising monies through bookings, grant funding and event hosting in order to drive further improvements to the hall and hopefully one day to add a new function room to better serve the community.