Survey will help hall project fund
It is hoped that the results of a survey being carried out in Mylor Bridge will show the support of the community and lead to further grants for the current refurbishment of Tremayne Hall.
This will enable the completion of the next stage of the work, which would include knocking the old toilet block down. The survey lists a wide range of activities which could expand the uses of the hall and help to improve its financial viability.
Survey sheets are available in local shops. By ticking some of the boxes showing their interests, local people would be making a valuable contribution to the application. Completed surveys need to be returned by November 18 in order to meet a grant application deadline.
A fund-raising coffee morning was held in the parish hall on Saturday. In addition to a raffle and stalls selling cakes, gifts and books, an inter-active demonstration of the website www.tremaynehall.org was shown on a big screen. This includes a photo-diary of the work in progress on the hall.
The coffee morning raised over £200 and completed a successful year of fund-raising events and over £6,500 has been raised in total, which indicates growing support.
Following publicity in the Packet about the signatures uncovered in the roof timbers during restoration work, Donald Battershill, son of Harold Battershill, got in touch with the Tremayne Hall management committee, sending pictures and other information about his father from his home in Helston.
A well-known elderly resident of Mylor, Vera Moore, said she remembered Tom Chellew and his three sons who lived in New Row. Both were responding to having read about the signatures in the newspaper.
The Mylor Local History Group will be putting together an article using all this information for inclusion in the new archive centre that is to form part of the restored hall.
(Falmouth Packet, 8 November 2006)