The McGrigor Hall

(formerly the WI Hall)

 

A new Frinton Womenís Institute Hall was opened in October 1934 by Viscountess Byng of Vimy.

 

The WI have always invited other organisations and groups to use the hall as it has a fully equipped stage and is adaptable for many other purposes.

 

However, with the enforcement of new regulations concerning the disabled, it became apparent that the hall could not continue to be let for other than WI activities.

 

Although Frinton has a community centre about a mile from the town, this was too far for many people to walk and with such an infrequent bus service, it was decided to form a hall management committee and make the WI Hall a community hall.

 

It was felt necessary to give the hall a new name and being as one of our residentís mother was a founder of this branch, the current name was adopted in her honour.

 

An appeal was launched in 2006 to raise funds to install new toilet facilities, complete with disabled access, and a permanent ramp up to the front of the hall.This was very well supported by grants, and donations from various groups, organisations and individuals to all of whom we are very grateful.

 

Our latest main objective is to update the kitchen and to have the hall used by as many people as possible, with affordable hire charges which will meet the running costs and maintain the building in good repair.

 

The Management Committee is at present made up of representatives of the WI, Frinton Summer Theatre and Saxon Theatre, but there is always a warm welcome for anyone who would like to come along and take part.

 

If you have an event, or would like to hire the hall for any occasion, please contact Ian on 0796 748 6726 or Ann on (01255) 671995.

 

We look forward to welcoming you.