There was much excitement at Dronfield Hall Barn this week as the builders moved on site to begin the restoration of the barn and new extension. Our contractors William Birch and Sons Ltd are commencing a 40-week programme that will see our community venue brought back to life! Yesterday, representatives of our volunteers and affiliate societies joined us for a turf-cutting ceremony on site. The ceremony was opened by long-term Trustee John Ramsden and Mayor of Dronfield, Dr Sue Allsop, did the honours with the spade!

We are delighted to have finally started work and of course our activities programme is well under-way alongside – check back here and our social media pages for updates!


Image: Opening Speech

John Ramsden opens proceedings


Image: First Turf Cutting

Mayor Sue Allsop cuts the first turf


Image: SpadesSouvenirs from the day!