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Early etching of the EWVH School by Goodridge

The Hall

The Village Hall stands opposite the St Katharine's Church in this delightful setting on the edge of Selwood Forest.  It is the former village school and schoolteacher's house built c.1835 for £588 and is Grade II listed. It was formerly owned by the Thynne Educational Foundation, but from 2022 it has come under the ownership of the East Woodlands Village Hall Management Committee (an independent charity) principally made up of villagers past and present.

 

The hall was extended in1989 to create a larger stage area and changing/meeting room  It is famous for hosting the 'Woodlanders' Music Hall production during October. This is the longest running Music Hall in Somerset having started in 1977.

In the Spring there is a beautiful show of snowdrops and daffodils on the lane up to the hall which were planted in celebration of the Millennium.  The hall is renowned for its highly popular Cream Teas available every Sunday in August.

 

The children of the school circa 1910
EWVH: school children 1920
The Woodlanders Music Hall going strong since 1977
Woodlanders Chairman
Woodlanders Cast
Woodlanders comedy sketch