(November 2015) The original Village Hall

The original Village Hall, which served the village from 1919 until the late 1930s, was a wooden hut owned by Frank Lascelles. It was situated behind the Wykham Arms and was approached from Main Street opposite the Old Co-op. When Lascelles died, his estate including the hut was heavily mortgaged and was lost to the village. The Sibfords were without a community meeting place, although the old gymnasium at Sibford School was converted for social activities. Many fundraising activities were held to raise money for a new Village Hall fund and in 1954 grant applications were successful. The present hall, opened in 1957, was built by local volunteer labour and, with its recent additions and improvements, continues to be used by local groups to the present day thanks to the energies, enthusiasm and commitment of the Village Hall Committee.