Our Latest Project, with the Goathland Village Hall Trust

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Goathland is an attractive and busy village in the North York Moors in North Yorkshire. Best known as the setting for the fictional “Aidensfield” in ITV’s popular TV programme, Heartbeat, the village has become a tourist hotspot.

The Goathland Village Hall was the setting of many Aidensfield community events throughout the show. The hall hosted quite the range of events. From house auctions and talent competitions, to village dances of all kinds. It was even used a rest area for the victims of a train crash in Series 3!

The quaint building is well suited to the character of the village. It was built in 1908 and designed by Walter Brierley, the famous Arts and Crafts architect. Walter also designed some local houses and the village St Mary’s church.

The hall is currently the venue for several meetings throughout the year. Notably those from the Parish Council and the Parochial Church Council. It’s also used as the local polling station, although we won’t get into that! The building is used for a wide range of popular community activities such as the monthly craft fairs, village shows, dances and weddings. The hall is also used by outside groups such as the Scouts, Guides and Brownies, and running and walking clubs. This is where our expertise is needed.

Time for an upgrade!

This week we’ve been busy installing a short-throw projector and motorised screen, as well as new theatrical lighting and controls. We also re-cabled all existing Audio outputs and tested them accordingly.

Our installation has helped refresh the theatrical lighting, which had previously been installed in the 1970s. Time for a much-needed upgrade! By providing modern lighting solutions, we hope it gives the desired effect, with portable controls for their future theatrical performances. The addition of a projector and screen give the Hall a more hi-tech solution for meetings, events, and presentations, meaning they are now better equipped for the digital age!

Ewe might need to watch out…

It was a little tricky for us when approaching the village hall, due to the sheer volume of sheep around, which we thankfully managed to negotiate our way through. It seems they are well used to obstinately holding up outsiders from York!

Another installation ticked off the list and in such a beautiful spot. Now for a well-deserved cup of tea and scone by the famous local Mallyan Spout waterfall!

 

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