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New look for the GCC Hall, Gilford PDF Print E-mail

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Thanks to funding received from Northern Ireland Executive's Social Investmenr Fund, the G.C.C. Hall in Gilford has had a facelift! From its foundation in 1957, a loyal band of volunteers has kept the hall alive and now, in 2019, it is a hall/venue that can compete with the best of them. 
Funding facilitated an almost total refurbishment that began in March 2019 and was completed in August 2019. 

New wiring, fixtures and fittings, new toilet facilities, doors, handrails with the upstairs reading rooms refurbished. It was lovely to see the original hall floor and ceiling intact - there's something about the ceiling that brings back many memories. It always reminded me of a battenburg cake!! 

Overseen by architect Clive Henning from Portadown, the current committee of volunteers have certainly worked very hard to keep this cherished building up to date - congratulations to them all. 

If you ever need a place to hold a meeting, or a party, look no further than the G.C.C. Hall in Gilford. 

Thank you to Noel Conlon for the tour!

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 The very attractive entrance to the hall

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 New toilet facilities will be very welcome

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 The original floor has been preserved and polished and the quaint ceiling remains intact.

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A new stairway to the stage and a changing area for performers

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Separate toilets for performers

 

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The view from the stage

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The small committee room downstairs has been beautifully refurbished

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Stairs leading to two meeting rooms

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A beautiful room for any purpose - bright and cheerful.

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This second meeting room is just off the previous room.

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The door on the left leads to a small area where the cine camera would have been 'housed' in days gone by

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The 'cine camera' area

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The view from the 'cine camera' area

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A new fire escape leading to the car park

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