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The hall was built on land belonging to the Mary Warner Trustees by Mr Ernest Johnson in 1904. It was sold on 3rd June 1953 to the Boyton Parochial Church Council for £300.

The Mary Warner Trustees who were signatories were:
        Frank Penn MC of Bawdsey Hall
        Lady Blanche Katherine Cobbold of Little Glemham Hall
        The Honourable Joan Watson of Orford Lodge
        Humphrey Scrimgeour of Sternfield
        Sir Charles Henry Napier Bunbury Baronet of Naunton Hall
        Dame Katherine Bunbury of Naunton Hall
        Sir Peter McClintocl Greenwell Baronet of Butley Abbey Farm
PCC signatories were:
       G H Kenneth Sherlock
       Frederick Nairne Royle-Bantoft
       Walter Ablith Ling

Here is a brief outline of various developments that have taken place at the village hall over more recent years:

1991
External and internal repairs as a result of damage from dampness.

1992
Further redecoration.

1994
Grants and donations enabled new swings to be erected.

1995
Outside shed erected plus extensive repairs to the hall with grants from the Rural Development Commission, SCDC, and Suffolk County SPARC.

1996
Busy Bees Nursery School started.

1999
Hall redecorated

2000
Following a Lottery Grant (Awards for All), a new cooker, tables, chairs, cutlery, plates and glasses were purchased.

2001
Paving was laid outside the hall.

2002
Major roof repairs following vandalism.

2003
Millennium village sign erected and new roadside space created.

2004-5
Double glazed windows installed following capital grant from council, grant from counsellor P Monk and grant from Melton Market Towns.

2007
Swings repaired by voluntary effort.

2008
Manhole repaired and vandalised window repaired.

2010
Swings repaired with grant from District Council.

2012
External repairs and internal redecoration carried out with a supporting grant from the Locality Budget of our County Counsellor, Andrew Reid.
New herb garden installed next to village sign.

2013
Further repairs to roof, brickwork and window. Swings repaired.

2014
New cradle swings installed with grant from SCDC.

2015
Kitchen and hall interior refurbished. New cooker and heaters installed with grants from the Lottery Fund, SCDC, Boyton PC, and our County Councillor, Andrew Reid.

2016
Installation of football goal and basketball net with grants from SCDC, and our District Councillor, Christine Block.

 
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