Village Hall

Originally known as the Long Preston Mechanics Institute

As in every English village, the Long Preston village hall along with the village school, church and pub are the community focal points. Long Preston is arguably luckier than most: it enjoys all all of these - plus an extra church and pub!

The village hall, a registered charity, is run by volunteers who also form the committee.
Its officers are Roy Newhouse (chairman),  Jackie Ferran (secretary) and Jean Rodgers (treasurer).


The land on which it stands was gifted to the village by the Duke of Devonshire and the building was originally known as The Mechanics Institute. However, thanks to Yorkshire canniness, its status was later changed to that of village hall, thus gaining eligibility for improvement grants.

In addition to the hall itself, there is also a well-equipped kitchen and a snooker room. The hall is home to numerous village organisations and activities, some of which are listed below. It is also available for rental to outside bodies and private individuals for functions, parties, children's parties and meetings.

Thanks to Stewart Robertshaw

The Village Hall Committee would like to sincerely thank Stewart Robertshaw for all his hard workover many many years on what was the Mechanics Institute and then the Village Hall Committee A previous Chairman, he ran the 200 club and was bookings secretary, amongst many other tasks. He is now retiring from taking the hall bookings.
Stewart has been a much valued member since the early days, when Auntie Agnes Clarke was Chair.

Thank you Stewart.

Due to Stewart retiring, Mel McGeoch the Caretaker, will become bookings secretary.

Her contact details for any information: 07794 362988 or

The Village Hall now has wifi available to its users. This facility has been provided by Long Preston Parish Council.  The router will have the name VillageWiFi  and the current password is freeforall.

Tables Amnesty!
Several small tables from the village hall over the last couple of years have been loaned out locally.
We now have a shortage for coffee mornings and functions and would kindly ask that anyone who has borrowed some, returns them to the caretaker.
Thank you very much



For contacts:    STD code 01729
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