Page Last Updated: 05/07/2023

 

 

Benenden Village Hall is an asset of the Benenden Village Trust (formerly the Harmsworth Memorial Trust), Registered Charity 1176351. The construction of the hall started in 1976 and was officially opened on 3rd December 1977, by The Hon. Vere Harmsworth.

The hall is built on the recreation field given by the 1st Viscount Rothermere of Hemsted in memory of his eldest son, Capt. The Hon. Harold Vyvian Harmsworth M.C. Irish Guards, who died from wounds in February 1918, with funds provided by the Parish Council as Trustee of the Harmsworth Memorial Trust.

Lieutenant The Hon. Vere Sidney Harmsworth​
Captain The Hon. Harold Vyvian Harmsworth

Newspaper Article re Opening of Benenden Village Hall in 1977

Local Village Halls / Venues

Venue

No. Halls

Capactity

Outside Space

Parking

Stage

Wi-Fi

Dishwasher

Benenden Village Hall has a Buffalo 3kW 10 Litre Auto-Fill Water Boiler.

The boiler usually takes 15-20 minutes to reach ‘ready’ state.

Plastic Items

The kitchen has a selection of plastic jugs and colourful tumblers, bowls and plates that are ideal for children’s parties.

12 jugs

28 tumblers

29 bowls

14 baby food bowls

36 plates

Glassware

The kitchen has a selection of different glassware that hirers are welcome to use.

78 glass tumblers

25 champagne flutes

31 small glasses

34 wine glasses

6 small stemmed glasses

11 glass jugs

Stage Lighting

The stage lighting is controlled by an ETC ColorSource 40 lighting console.

 

Please Note: This equipment is only to be operated by competent / experienced persons.

Dishwasher

Benenden Village Hall has a Nelson SC45 WSDP commercial dishwasher.

Crockery

The kitchen is well stocked with a selection of different crockery including cups, saucers, bowls & plates.

  • 78 cups
  • 178 saucers
  • 144 medium cups
  • 33 saucers
  • 100 small cups
  • 21 saucers
  • 109 plates (21.5 cm)
  • 133 plates (16 cm)
  • 62 bowls (16 cm)
  • 95 plates (25cm)
  • 28 plates (26 cm)
  • 57 assorted plates
  • 26 Bowls (17 cm)

Hearing Loop

The sound system in the main hall incorporates a PDA Range 500/2 Induction Loop Amplifier.

Main Hall Projector

The main hall has a projector mounted on the lighting bar in front of the stage. The projector is an NEC VT670 projector and is operated by a remote control.

The projector has two inputs, a VGA input with an HDMI adapter for use with a laptop; and a video input with an RCA plug (yellow) which can be used with the hall’s DVD player.

Sound System

The main hall is equipped with a sound system and speakers for playing music (recorded or live) and/or using with microphones.

The system is controlled by a Soundcraft Spirit E8 10-channel mixer (8 mono mic/line , 2 stereo line inputs). 

  • Marantz CD5400 CD Player
  • Marantz SD4040 Twin Cassette Deck
  • Audio Technics ATW-R160 UHF Receiver (microphones)
  • 2 x interM L1400 Professional Power Amplifiers

The audio input for use with mobile phones / devices uses a standard 3.5 mm jack plug with adapters for use with most mobile phones.

Benenden Village Hall has adapters for the following which may be borrowed:

  • USB-C
  • Micro USB
  • Lightning