Community Parish Hall News

Official Opening of Warcop Parish Hall by HRH Princess Anne, Tuesday 21st March 2017


Warcop was blessed with sunshine (and snow) for the arrival of the Princess Royal to officially open Warcop Parish Hall. A large group of invited guests attended to meet Princess Anne, including all the staff and pupils from Warcop Church of England Primary School.

The Princess arrived at the army camp by helicopter before driving to the Hall where she was greeted by the Chair of the Trustees, Ray Bromby and fellow trustee and Booking Secretary, Joyce Keetley. She was also welcomed by the High Sherrif of Cumbria, the Chair Cumbria County Council and Eden District Council and she was accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria.

The princess was introduced to Trustees, contractors and architects, the Events Group, flood victims, user groups and members of the community. The Princess Royal took a keen interest in the Hall and the people she met before hearing a few words from Ray Bromby and then making some very positive and supportive comments about all the hard work that went into achieving the new hall. She also stressed the need to develop it and make it work as a community facility.

Darcy Brass presented Princess Anne with a posy and Charlie Dinsdale thanked her for her visit.

Everyone enjoyed her Royal Highness’s visit and visitors were treated to refreshments provided by Farm Harvest. Well done and thank you to everyone who helped plan, prepare and organise this fantastic day in the life of our community.

For a large selection of pictures from the event, please go to Galleries section on the front page or follow this link: