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Stretford Public Hall was built for the local community by John Rylands in 1878. Since then it has had over 100 years of community use.

In 2015, the Friends of Stretford Public Hall took over the running of the Hall. Our aim is to restore the Hall into a fantastic multi-purpose community venue.


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    October 2020: Hall Update

        A screen shot of our digital AGM! We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended and supported our successful AGM this October. Due to Covid-19 most participants attended via Zoom, so we have achieved our first digital AGM! One of the highlights of our AGM this year was a virtual tour and update of the extensive works being undertaken in the Hall's ballroom area through-out this year. This footage was created by Buttress, our architects, who have allowed us to share it on this website, enabling us to show you the amazing progress being made!    The minutes of our AGM and a copy of the Powerpoint shown at the event will soon be available on this website.      Dan our Chairman, Lisa representing our volunteers and the Queen's representative.  Another highlight of this year's AGM was the formal presentation to the Hall and its volunteers of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. The award was delivered by a representative of the Queen. All our volunteers should have received their Queens Award badge and our thanks for all their ongoing hard work and support.      One of our winning Flags: By Evan aged 5 years old.  In addition, this month we would like to share with you the fabulous winners of our Flag Competition. There are 6 winners of the Stretford Public Hall flag design competition, where we asked local people to respondto the brief ‘reasons to be cheerful’. Please click here so you you can see the original designs and the digitised versions as well as read a bit about the inspiration behind each one. The judges of the completion were Kate Green, Labour MP for Stretford & Urmston and Shadow Education Secretary, Venessa Scott, Artist and Designer Specialist in Creative Education, and Daniel Williamson, Chair of Friends of Stretford Public Hall. We would like to thank everyone who took part. Look out for the new flags outside the Hall very soon!  Finally, just a quick update to say that we are currently allowed to proceed as we have been with classes and activities under new guidelines. 
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    Big Comedy Shop: Workshops for kids during October Half Term

          We are pleased to announce that the Big Comedy Shop will be delivering workshops on comedy sketches and improvisation, for kids aged 9 to 12 years old, at the Hall over this coming October Half Term. These workshops will be held from Monday 26 October through to Thursday 29th October. You can book on for any number of days; for one, two, three or all four days! The workshops will be from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm. Each workshop will cost £35.00 a day.  Instructors are DBS checked and will be working in line with the current government guidelines on Covid-19.  For further details and to book a place please contact Ali on bcs@bigcomedyshop.com or on 07793956228. Also, please see their poster below!  
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