Branch News
July 20, 2013

A 70 Year Wait For Eastrea Village Hall, Kings Lynn

Seventy years is a long time to save up to make a dream a reality, but that is exactly what the late Annie Tinkler did when she started a campaign during the Second World War to raise funds for a new Village Hall in Eastrea, Kings Lynn.

Nightly black outs and rationing didn’t stop Annie from starting the project with just £1, what followed was a seven decade battle for money spinning ideas and countless fights with local planners which finally ended in a prestigious opening by HRH The Duke of Gloucester on 17 July 2013.

kings Lynn 1Our MKM Kings Lynn branch was involved in the project, working closely with our customer, Rose Homes of Whittlesey, who were the main contractors. We supplied materials and support to the project – who wouldn’t after such a determined start all those years ago?!

Andrew Goakes, Branch Director, said: “It was a real honour to attend this prestigious event alongside our customer. The determination and spirit of one lady all those years ago has ensured that local people today have a new facility which will benefit the whole community. We were more than delighted to finally realise Annie’s dreams.”