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NEWS 2013



December 2013


The replacement of fluorescent tubes in the uplighters, with LED has improved artificial lighting of the hall.


Although there has been an initial cost for making the change to LED; the Caryford Hall Committee approved it on the basis of providing improved lighting performance, controlability, lower running cost, longevity, less maintenance and most importantly environmental considerations.


Further improvements in lighting are planned for the near future.


Western Gazette 6th December 2013


MORE than 100 people turned out to see the first movie shown at Caryford Hall.

The Moviola film group recently put on a screening of Song for Marion.



Tessa Gayford, who organised the event with Jeannie Thannisch, said: “Everyone enjoyed, though with a mixture of laughter and tears. The hall was nearly full, but room for everyone and the recent programme of insulation meant the acoustics were perfect. For this first event we offered mince pies, sausage rolls and smoked salmon and a free drink."


South Somerset district councillor Henry Hobhouse said: “It was an extremely well organised event and I hope to see this as part of the Castle Cary calendar.”


The next film evening will see a screening of the French film Renoir on Tuesday, January 28, at 7.30pm.  Mrs Gayford said: “Set on the French Riviera in 1915 it’s just the thing for a cold, dark evening in January.”




September 2013


The installation of acoustic ceiling tiles in the main hall has been completed.  It has resulted in much improved sound quality within the hall; thereby, making listening to live performances, film shows, etc. more pleasurable.


The Caryford Hall Committee approved the improvement on the basis of providing better sound quality, attractive appearance and higher energy efficiency.  Our thanks go to Viridor Waste Somerset Ltd. (Dimmer) for their generous donation which made it possible to complete this modification.


As a result of the improvement in sound quality; Moviola now consider the Caryford Hall to be a suitable venue for their much appreciated film shows.


Western Gazette 15th August 2013


The Castle Cary Gardening Association recently held its 65th Annual Show at Caryford Hall.  Submission of fruit, vegatables and blooms of flowers were all judged.


Janet Hutchfield, 83, the longest serving committee member, was delighted with the day's events and that the show went ahead without any complication.  Mrs. Hutchfield has been a member of the association for more than 50 years, including a 15 year spell as its secretary.  "I've always enjoyed gardening and growing vegetables" she said.


She revealed that the association had not always been so lucky in its choice of venue.  "One time, just after the war; it was very difficult to know where to stage a flower show.  Caryford Hall is an ideal, lovely light place with a nice big car park," she said.

Blooming Marvellous


Long serving member Janet Hutchfield is presented with a plant from Erica Holt, Chairman of Castle Cary Gardening Association, which held its 65th show this year

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