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Compton Village Hall

The Street






In 1929 there was a proposal to build a British Legion Club and a Village Hall in Compton. Mary Watts, George Watts wife, donated £50 (worth over £2,200 to-day), in the hope that some day a Village Hall would be built.


Accommodates 80 - 100 people seated or 200 standing

The Village Hall is a well maintained traditional hall with several regular hirers and a long list of occasional hirers.


It is a charitable organisation for the benefit of those inside and outside the Parish of Compton


In 2014 the Hall was completely redecorated for its 80th anniversary.

It is run by an enthusiastic Management Committee, comprising a Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, and Bookings Secretary, as well as representatives of the Village Organisations.The Committee meets six times a year to ensure the smooth running and good maintenance of the Hall.


The Hall meets all the current Health and Safety Legislation and has a full premises licence and three Personal Licence Holders.

It has Public Liability Insurance and holds a PRS/PPL Licence.

The Village Hall to-day

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In 1931 a committee was formed in a further attempt to raise enough money to proceed with the building of a Village Hall. A board of trustees was established to look after Mary Watt’s £50 and to oversee a fund raising programme. A fete at Eastbury Manor raised £463, Mr Princep (a friend of Mary Watts) whose sister lived in Compton and his two nieces, donated £400 and wiith the help of other donations the fund reached £1,432 0s 11d.


The building of the Hall was completed in 1934, the foundation stone was laid by Mary Watts and declared open by Celia Lady Boston of Monkshatch on 25th October.


Records from 1963, show the Village Hall was being used by 13 different organisations that existed in the village namely:

The Scouts, the Women’s Institute, the Sports Club, the Mother’s Union, Almsgate Tenants Association, the British Legion, the Women’s British Legion,the Parochial Church Council, the (newly built) Congregational Church, the Parish Council, the School Representative, the Horticultural Society and the Youth Club.


Clearly Compton was a vibrant village proud of its activities and full of spirit.


Compton Village Hall   -   1934 - 2020


86 years serving the community



A great venue for


Wedding Receptions

Children's Parties

Drama Productions

Band practice


Classes of all descriptions


For further information about the Hall and any of the above, please contact the Bookings Secretary, Jo Ayshford by e-mail at   or by telephone on 07939 868324






To-day the Hall has a diverse range of hirers:


Compton Little Theatre has three productions a year and uses the Hall for its many rehearsals, Quiz Night and AGM. Contact: or go to


Guildford Clarinet Ensemble use the Hall on Monday evenings for music practice and is gradually increasing its members.

Contact: Mike Fielder 01252 540577


Ronnie Ireland runs art classes on Tuesday mornings



On Thursday evenings In Accord choir rehearse.



The Hall is also used for a mixed variety of hirings by individuals for events such as wedding receptions, anniversary parties, barn dances, meetings, birthday parties for all ages (it will accommodate a bouncy castle!), film or slide shows.


For further information about the Hall and any of the above, please contact the Bookings Secretary, Jo Ayshford by e-mail at   or by telephone on 07939 868324.

Registered Charity No 200313

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