Couple thanked for stalwart hall support
A couple from Mylor Bridge were publicly thanked this week for all the time they had dedicated to the creation of the village's community centre.
Christopher and Sarita Perkins were invited to the Tremayne Hall Community and Archive Centre on Tuesday for a presentation in recognition of their "great contribution" to the restoration project.
"Their generosity and commitment to the project over a period of five years helped to make it possible for the beautiful new community centre to be created" said Val Jeans-Jakobsson, chairman of the hall's management committee.
"Many other generous poeple were involved and several large grants helped, but the driving force behind the work was undoubtedly Christopher Perkins. He and Sarita are keen for us to appreciate that their parents on both sides were keen supporters of village projects and the wooden plaque which commemorates the Perkins family is intended to acknowledge them as well."
On Tuesday, Mr and Mrs Perkins were presented with paintings specially commissioned by local artists, Peter Clark and Jan Robson. Peter's painting depicts a favourite horse and foal owned by Mrs Perkins and Jan's picture is of Mr Perkins' Sunbeam* yacht.
The Tremayne Hall was opened by Lady Mary Holborow in 2007 after three years of fundraising and a year-long building project.
The hall, which is grade II listed, was built in 1827 as a poorhouse. It later became a school, then a church hall and finally a village hall which has been transformed into the community centre.
30 April 2009
* The subject of Jan Robson's is actually a Bowman 40, not a Sunbeam.
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