August is normally a quiet month at Denmead Community Centre, but this year there was a great deal of banging and hammering and skips have been filled and taken away! A long process followed involving site inspections, the removal of the tree whose roots were causing the problem â€“ and a great deal of paperwork for Bob Bainbridge, the centreâ€™s manager. The original tired mahogany parquet flooring was removed, together with the floorboards and floor joists.
The children and teachers who occupied the Old School - in what is today Denmead Community Centre - between 1874 and 1977 would barely recognise it. The children left some evidence of their presence, however: when the old floor was taken away, the workers found rulers, marbles and thimbles, probably â€˜lostâ€™ during the girlsâ€™ sewing lessons â€“ and a horseâ€™s tooth! From September the hall again became the home to various dance classes, health and fitness groups, band practice â€“ and the monthly Film Night â€“ and we will be glad to see you all again. See the website for details: http://www.denmeadca.com/