SP9209 : The Bucks Open Studios Exhibition in Hastoe Village Hall

taken 7 years ago, near to Hastoe, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

The Bucks Open Studios Exhibition in Hastoe Village Hall
The Bucks Open Studios Exhibition in Hastoe Village Hall
Bucks Open Studios is an annual event which allows local artists to display their works. It also includes an number of studios and halls in the Tring area.
The picture shows the interior of the recently refurbished village hall, taken from the stage.
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Hastoe Village Hall

It was only quite recently that the villagers of the hamlet of Hastoe realised that they actually owned (in trust) their rather splendid village hall. Very little maintenance had been carried out at the hall for years, so considerable refurbishment is required, but the building was very well constructed so despite the neglect is still in surprisingly good condition. The community is rallying round to raise the money, and to get grants to fully modernize it, and considerable strides have already been made.
The hall was built by the Rothschild family in 1898, and owes its location in such a small hamlet to the fact that this was approximately the centre of their huge estate.
The hall is built on the site of an old pub (The Black Horse), a brewery (John Batchelor’s) and William Wright’s mill.
For more information about its history, and the plans for its restoration, see LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 June, 2015   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 14 November, 2015
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Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
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Event 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9210 0940 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.5421N 0:39.9899W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9210 0939
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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