The Barbour Institute has been Tattenhall's Village Hall since 1898 and has served the village throughout the intervening years in many ways. A place for Parish Council Meetings, sporting activities including snooker and badminton and during the Great War of 1914-1918 it was requisitioned as an Army Hospital.
Its uses have expanded and grown over the last 120 years and it has always been a welcome venue for Tattenhall Amateur Dramatics Society and their many superb productions... it becomes a "theatre in the village". Today it is home to many activities and groups that cater from tiny tots through to every age group and interest. A hub for the village it hosts parties, celebrations and music concerts and is the focus of village life during Remembrance in November and Christmas. All rooms are well appointed and the Trustees are devoted to constant upgrading and improvements. Brides and Grooms are discovering how beautifully the building converts to a rural wedding venue.
After the most difficult 2020-2021 period, dealing with the Covid 19 pandemic, we are all looking forward to welcoming our groups and societies and seasonal events back to the Barbour again, bringing it back to life and returning to a pivotal role in our village.
Anne McGrath (Trustee)
We are currently anticipating the Covid lockdown changes from the government on July 19th 2021. I will update you after the announcements of any chances to the rules and possibilities for events at the Barbour Institute. Pat Black, Chair of the Tattenhall Community Association.