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Neasham Reading Room

Registered Charity Number 520854

 

The Reading Room was built in 1902 by Sir Thomas Wrightson, owner of Neasham Hall on Sockburn Lane as a meeting room for his estate workers and newspapers were provided for reading.  It replaced a chaotic site of old cottages and pigsties and was built with two front doors because if it was found that a Reading Room was not necessary, it could be converted to two estate houses.  However, It has been used continually since by the villagers, except during the First World War when it was commandeered by the army.  The County Branch Library was house here until 1952.  The Wrightson family generously donated the Reading Rooms to the village in 1955 to be run by a committee, and it has been run as a village hall up to the present day.

 

Facilities

Capacity for 100

Ramped Access

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Tables and chairs

Kitchen

Limited roadside parking

 

Regular Events

Parish Council Meeting             -              1st Monday of every month 6.30 pm

Whist Club                                  -              Every Monday & Friday evening 7:30 pm

Ukelele Group                            -              3rd Tuesday of every month

Reading Group                            -              Meet once a month

 

For bookings Contact Gillian Sandick on 07963 645405 or email g.sandick@live.co.uk

For general enquiries contact NeashamRR@gmail.com