RESIDENTS are invited to take part in celebrations marking the Diamond Jubilee of Allostock Village Hall.

The invitation comes from Fay Jones, chairman of the hall’s social committee, which is holding a family fun day at the hall on Saturday, June 23.

The celebrations will include an open dog show, barbecue and family entertainment.

“We launched the celebrations on Saturday, when members of the whist, bingo and the Evergreens groups were treated to afternoon tea at the hall,” said Fay.

“It was attended by more than 35 members, who all enjoyed the day.

“On the fun day there will be a dog walk at 11am and a Bedlington Terrier show at 1pm.

“The main fun day starts at 2pm with a have-a go-agility and obedience rings. There is also an open dog show for all dogs of all breeds at 2pm.

“Cheshire Vets of Holmes Chapel will be in attendance, and there will be stalls and a bouncy castle, a Zumba gold demonstration and much more.

“Admission is just £1 for adults and free for children. We are also holding a raffle and tombola stall in aid of The Christie, and would welcome for prizes and donations and stalls.”

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In 1951 the Ministry of Local Government agreed to the sale of 2.34 acres of land on the Allostock Housing Estate to Allostock Parish Council.

The field was to be used for the benefit of the inhabitants of the parish of Allostock as the site of the village hall.

Between 1952 and the building of the hall in 1957 the founders worked to raise money to build the hall by holding Field Days, garden parties, whist drives and dances.

In 2007 the 50th anniversary of the hall’s opening with celebrations which included Sandbach Lions Youth Band, maypole dancing by Lower Peover School, dance troupes, a dog exemption show and children’s races.

An exhibition was held depicting the history of the village field, the hall, the school and the village.

Thanks to grants the hall has been extended and refurbished. During 2012/13 a new kitchen was fitted. A £3,000 grant from Gaz de France helped pay for a new ceiling concealed lighting and improved insulation, and a grant of £2,000 paid for the revamp of the men’s toilets.