The residents of Billingford are fortunate to have a Village Hall in the Village. For information and to book the Village Hall, please contact:-
Mr Kelvin Golding
Telephone No. 01362 668347
Following the success of last year's events and the New Year Coffee Morning held on 2nd January, the Village Hall Committee is busy planning activities for 2023. The following events and activities have taken place.
Event Day/Date Time
Coffee Morning Saturday 18th March 10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.
Children's Easter Egg Hunt
and Coffee Morning Saturday 8th April 10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.
Easter Village Quiz Saturday 15th April 7.00 p.m.
Coffee Morning Saturday 22nd April 10.30 a.m. -12.30 p.m.
King Charles 111 Coronation Monday 8th May 12.00 noon - 3 p.m.
Table Top Sale Sunday 20th August 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Harvest Festival Sunday 24th September
Xmas Craft Fair Saturday 25th November
Christmas Carol Service Thursday 21st December 3.30 p.m.
The Activities Committee are delighted to announce that we will shortly be launching a brand new website, which will feature news, hall hire, posts and further community events. Further details concerning the Children's Easter Egg Hunt and King's Coronation will be shown on the website shortly.
Coming soon:- www.billingfordvillagehall.org.uk
Please come along and support your local village community. All welcome.
With very best wishes, Billingford Village Hall Activities Committee
Candlelight Carol Service
A Candlelight Carol Service was held on Wednesday 21st December at the School House, within the church grounds. The School House had recently been cleaned up by a group of volunteers and as a result enabled us to hold the Carol Service, which was the brainchild of Alice Richardson. A few of us decorated the building with candles, holly, mistletoe and other festive decorations and I think everyone attending the Service will agree it looked absolutely beautiful. The Carol Service was very well attended, so much so that all seats were taken and it was standing room only by the time the Service began. In short, the School Room was full to capacity and was just wonderful to see. The Service was lead by our Vicar , Revd Sally Kimmis and readings and prayers were given by other village residents. Everyone was in fine voice, singing the Christmas carols and afterwards we were all treated to refreshments back at Paddy and Alice Richardson's home. A massive 'Thank You' to Alice and Paddy for arranging this wonderful event and for their very kind hospitality afterwards. Thanks also to Ginnie and Rebecca for helping to decorate the School Room and again to Ginnie for being our 'Musical Director'.
Billingford's New Year Coffee Morning
The village held a New Year Coffee Morning for residents at the Village Hall on Monday 2nd January, which was very well attended. Coffee, tea and mulled wine was served and many residents bought cakes and biscuits to share. The event raised a total of £61.00 n donations, which will go towards Village Hall and Defibrillator funds. Thanks to Vicky, Karen, Arthur, Carolyn and Mandy for their help and support before and during the morning. Also a 'Thank You' to Graham for helping with the washing up at the end, much appreciated. Thank you all for coming and for your generous donations. Keith
Auctions at the Village Hall
Billingford Saturday Auctions have unfortunately now had to cease, due to Covid rules, and will recommence when it is possible to do so. Information regarding the new starting date for the Auction will be posted here.
On Friday July 15th in the evening at 6.30 pm. for 7.00 p.m. there was a Rounders Game which took place on the Playing Field, next to the Village Hall. The support for this event was very disappointing but those that did participate enjoyed themselves.
Quizes at the Village Hall
Quiz Nights take place on in the Village Hall. More information can be read on the Billingford Quiz section of the Website. The date of the next event is Saturday 2nd December.
Historical Photos and News
The Parish Council was recently lucky enough to be sent some photos from the daughter of past inhabitants of Idle Cottage down Bintree Road. The photos are of Idle Cottage and Hare Cottage and Mr Tom Dack. She believes the two cottages were formerly part of the Holkham Estate.
The photo here is of Mr Dack of 1 Bintree Road.
Years ago it was 2 dwellings and his daughter, Mrs Harison, lived on the other side of the building with her husband and son. Here is Mrs Harrison as a child, with her mother standing outside Hare Cottage in 1930.
Mr Dack, although in his 80s, cleared the nettles and attended the vegetable patch at Idle Cottage. His own garden was full of lupins and other plants, and the picture shows him emerging from his greenhouse.