The Vivian Hall

      Blackpill, Swansea

          1918  ---- 2018

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    100 years on, The Vivian Hall at Blackpill is still a much appreciated Community resource....

Our Anniverary year was a great success. A big thank you to all who supported us and made the whole programme so worthwhile. Throughout the year, the series of events entertained over 500 residents: many of them using the hall for the first time!

The feedback has been really positive, with so many people saying how wonderful it was to meet neighbours  and enjoy sharing a meal and some fun with a real 'community' feel to the celebrations.

So we will be building on this and inviting you to join us for one or two events during 2019.

We hope you will join us and join in.

Welcome to the Vivian Hall

 

Meetings,  Performances,  or Celebrations:

The Hall is available for you. For all enquiries about bookings and Hall availability please ring our

Booking Secretary

Mrs Eileen Nielsen on 01792 520685

Vivian Hall   Mumbles Road   Blackpill   Swansea   West Glamorgan   SA3 5AS             Registered Charity Number  513048

 

 

 

Welcome to the Vivian Hall

1918  to  2018

 

 

Before 1947, the Vivian Hall was  called the Blackpill Village Institute. It was built on land owned by the Vivian family and was used as a    communal meeting place for workers on the Clyne Estate.

Up until the outbreak of the second World War in 1939 the Institute was a very active centre, the heart of the village. The hall was used by Clyne Chapel and the school next door. Originally, there were two separate halls which were joined together in 1933. The minor, back, room was used as a billiards room and the village boasted a number of teams including soccer, cricket, darts, snooker, as well as billiards. Regular dances were held on Saturday nights, a very popular  venue.

During the War, a body of The Home Guard was stationed at the Institute which caused some curtailment of events, but a youth club and the dances carried on. Following the War's end, normal service rapidly resumed. The Blackpill Women's Institute was formed with a membership of 85 in 1948. The hall then was home to country dances, craftwork, choir practice and drama.

On March 17th 1947 the Hall was formally re-named The Vivian Hall and  has  operated as a Trust, with the Trustees forming a Management Committee.

The Hall is still a vibrant Community Centre that provides a home for a wide variety of Clubs  and interest Groups and is a well- located venue for special Events.

The Hall is owned by the Community, is a registered Charity and run by a Management Committee of volunteer Trustees.

Since 1918 the Hall has served not only Blackpill, Derwen Fawr and Mayals, but the wider Swansea area. Over the years, people have come here to sing, to dance, to do their courting. To celebrate engagements, marriages, Christenings, anniversaries and meet friends at wakes. People have come here to learn, to be entertained,  to vote....... or not.

 

Whatever Event is on your agenda for 2019,

make it local, make it welcoming, and make it special.