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Finishing touch for memorial hall makeover

The refurbishment of a busy community hall has been given some all-important finishing touches after a donation by Peppard Building Supplies.


When the committee of Peppard War Memorial Hall decided it needed a makeover, they contacted local businesses to see if they could offer some help.


Chairman Clive Mills explained: “The work marks the centenary of the First World War and while we had some money and a grant from South Oxfordshire District Council, we approached Peppard Building Supplies to see if they could help in any way, and were delighted when they said yes.”


Peppard Building Supplies donated the sanitary-ware including mirrors, toilet roll holders and towel rails to complete an overhaul of the cloakroom facilities.


The hall and builder’s merchant share more than a postcode and name. Peppard War Memorial Hall was built in 1921 by the great grandfather of Ru and Nic Butler.


Nic Butler explained: “As a local business and having been raised in the area, we know that the hall is a real asset to the community of Peppard Common, and we were only too pleased to help out.


“My great grandfather Arthur built it, but I also know that my grandfather played bowls there and my own dad – who may not thank me for mentioning this – went to ballet classes there as a young child.”


Peppard War Memorial Hall was built in 1921 in memory of the men from the parish who gave their lives in the First World War. At the time, public subscriptions of about £2,000 were made to fund the building work.


Posted on October 6, 2014 by Claire Savage

Peppard Memorial Hall