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Welcome to Arbuthnot Hall

An Arts & Crafts Village Hall,  available for hire by local residents and groups. Situated in the heart of Shamley Green village,  in the beautiful Surrey Hills.

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History of the Hall

Arbuthnot Hall was built in 1904, having been commissioned and paid for by local resident, Elinor Arbuthnot in memory of her late husband, Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot. Elinor gave the land and building to a charitable trust to provide a “village hall for the use of the inhabitants of the [civil] Parish of Wonersh and the neighbourhood thereof without distinction of sex or political, religious or other opinions.”  The Village Hall, which opened in 1905, was designed to have many uses for the small community at the time, including as a library and reading-room, and to serve as a cricket pavilion during the summer months. The architect selected by Elinor was Charles Harrison Townsend .

The Arbuthnot Hall committee are committed to retaining the 'Arts & Crafts' heritage of the Hall and securing it as a community asset for future generations.  Please read about our new initiative  'Friends of Arbuthnot Hall'  below  and follow the link to find out about our fundraising plans for the Hall Development. 

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A vibrant local hub for the community

Arbuthnot Hall has served as a hub for local community life, providing a venue where local people can come together for a variety of activities including fitness classes, parties, music nights, club dinners, pantomimes, film nights, quiz nights and Christmas celebrations - to name but a few.  Several Clubs and Societies also use the Hall for their meetings - links to some of them are set out below.

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Cricket Club

We are a friendly village club playing Sunday Friendly cricket against local villages and travelling sides. The club has played on The Green every year for over 180 years.
Our side is mainly local past and current residents of the village. We welcome new members of all ages and abilities.

Contact: peter.brodbin@gmail.com for details

or visit our website:

https://shamleygreen.play-cricket.com/home

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Gardening Club

Formed in 2006 and now with  a membership of 150, the Gardening Club  meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm at the Hall. Membership is open to all village residents (you don’t have to have any gardening expertise!), only costs £12.50 per year and talks cover a wide range of garden related topics and interests.  Why not give us a try and come as a guest!

Contact: aurelletomkins@gmail.com  

call  01483 892114  or visit our website:

https://www.shamleygreengardeningclub.com/

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History Society

We are one of the oldest societies in the village, which offers interesting monthly talks and visits to local buildings of architectural interest.  The annual subscription is £10 per person or £15 per couple.  We presently have more than 100 members and visitors are always welcome at £3 per talk.

Contact: Philip Dunn, Chairman 

philip.dunn3@btinternet.com

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Shades

SHADES (Shamley Green Amateur Dramatic and Entertainment Society) was founded in the1950’s by Reg Higden. Over the last 48 years we have put on various pantomimes and plays in the Arbuthnot Hall. We always love to welcome new members on stage and off, so if you are aged 14 years or over, come and have a go, if you would like to join us, please contact us through our Facebook page.

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/shamleygreenshades/

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Village Association

The SGVA’s purpose is to protect and represent Shamley Green in the face of environmental challenges which might affect the amenity of the village (eg planning, development, traffic management etc) and to ensure it remains a lovely place to live, now and in the future.  We welcome input and are easily accessible to hear the views and opinions of our members.

 

Contact:   Eppy Anderson

 sgva@live.com  or call 07799 410892  

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Table Tennis

The U3A run a table tennis group  on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 10.30am in the Hall.  "We are always happy to welcome new members to our friendly and enthusiastic group of players. All equipment and refreshments provided… just come along and have fun."

Meeting dates are shown in the monthly schedules. The link to these schedules can be found on the 'Groups' page.

Contact: Group organisers Penny & Charlotte

https://u3asites.org.uk/wonersh/groups

New events

  • Youth Pickleball Session for Ages 11 - 14 :  9.30 am - 10.30 am
    Youth Pickleball Session for Ages 11 - 14 :  9.30 am - 10.30 am
    Fri, 31 May
    Shamley Green
    31 May 2024, 09:30 – 10:30
    Shamley Green, Arbuthnot Hall, Hullbrook Ln, Shamley Green, Guildford GU5 0UA, UK
    31 May 2024, 09:30 – 10:30
    Shamley Green, Arbuthnot Hall, Hullbrook Ln, Shamley Green, Guildford GU5 0UA, UK
    Come and learn a new sport! Pickleball is a rapidly growing racket sport which is ideal for all ages and abilities.
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  • Youth Pickleball Session for Ages 15 - 18 :  10.45 am - 12.15 pm
    Youth Pickleball Session for Ages 15 - 18 :  10.45 am - 12.15 pm
    Fri, 31 May
    Shamley Green
    31 May 2024, 10:45 – 12:15
    Shamley Green, Arbuthnot Hall, Hullbrook Ln, Shamley Green, Guildford GU5 0UA, UK
    31 May 2024, 10:45 – 12:15
    Shamley Green, Arbuthnot Hall, Hullbrook Ln, Shamley Green, Guildford GU5 0UA, UK
    Come and learn a new sport! Pickleball is a rapidly growing racket sport which is ideal for all ages and abilities.
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  • Arbuthnot Tennis cup
    Arbuthnot Tennis cup
    Sun, 23 Jun
    Shamley Green
    23 Jun 2024, 09:30 – 15:30
    Shamley Green, Shamley Green, Guildford GU5, UK
    23 Jun 2024, 09:30 – 15:30
    Shamley Green, Shamley Green, Guildford GU5, UK
    The list is now open for our next Arbuthnot Tennis Cup! Please register for your place using this website. This is a doubles tournament for men and women of all abilities, to be played on a number of courts round the village.
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  • Autumn Brocante Fair - save the date!
    Autumn Brocante Fair - save the date!
    Sat, 12 Oct
    Shamley Green
    12 Oct 2024, 10:00 – 15:00
    Shamley Green, Arbuthnot Hall, Hullbrook Ln, Shamley Green, Guildford GU5 0UA, UK
    12 Oct 2024, 10:00 – 15:00
    Shamley Green, Arbuthnot Hall, Hullbrook Ln, Shamley Green, Guildford GU5 0UA, UK
    Please save the date for the Shamley Green Autumn Brocante fair this year, showcasing local brands, merchants. Follow us on Instagram: @shamleygreenbrocante
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  • Quiz Night - save the date!
    Quiz Night - save the date!
    Sat, 09 Nov
    Shamley Green
    09 Nov 2024, 19:30 – 23:00
    Shamley Green, Arbuthnot Hall, Hullbrook Ln, Shamley Green, Guildford GU5 0UA, UK
    09 Nov 2024, 19:30 – 23:00
    Shamley Green, Arbuthnot Hall, Hullbrook Ln, Shamley Green, Guildford GU5 0UA, UK
    Top Quiz Master, cash bar and delicious bread, cheese and pâté supper. Arrive by 7.30pm latest for 8pm start. Save the date for this very popular event!
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