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 Mile End Road, Colchester CO4 5DY Tel: 07518 437 488

 

Welcome to Myland Parish Halls! Our tour will take you through the main entrance, around the reception area, into the Large Hall, the Small hall, the kitchen and upstairs to the Board Room. Feel free to ask questions on the way - by emailing us, of course!

 

 

 

Welcome to the Large Hall. This room is the one we have used as the main Hall for the last sixty years - but after its renovation, it has restored features of the original School Room, such as the ceiling, renewed features features such as the lighting, and brand new benefits such as central heating, for the first time in 139 years!

 

Each of the Halls is colour-coded; the Large Hall, as you can see, has red touches such as the noticeboards, and the chairs.

 

There seem to be more doors from the Large Hall than before - that's because there are toilets for use by those meeting in the Large hall, as well as the entrance to the kitchen - which is accessible from the Small Hall, too.

 

 

 

Here's the kitchen - it's fully fitted, with a double oven, a commercial dishwasher (with an 8-minute cycle), microwave, and fridge/freezer. As you can see, there's lots of space for preparing food; behind those many cupboard doors there's an extensive range of crockery, cutlery and utensils; and if it all gets too much, there's a large extractor fan, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But back to the Large Hall - here's a photo which shows that the original windows have been retained; there are now "grey-out" blinds, which can be used to reduce light levels to enable audio-visual presentations; and the new chairs are stored on trolleys in the corner of the room, so that they take up very little space.

 

Some of the chairs are upholstered for greater comfort - some are not, so that more active, or potentially messy, activities can take place in the Halls.

 

If you were observant when viewing the entrance area, you will have noticed the absence of coat hooks - that's because there is provision for coats in each of the rooms.

 

 

 

 

Here are the coat hooks - like many features of the refurbished Halls, they are of an interesting design - they are reverse hooks! Some are also fixed at lower levels so that they can be used by people of all ages, and as the hooks are on the inside, no-one should be at risk of injury from them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The capacity of the Large Hall is 100 in Meeting format, and 80 in Restaurant format.

 

Here we see the Hall set out for a meeting, leaving space for fire exits as well as access to the kitchen and toilets.

 

Looks inviting, doesn't it? But we have to move on; why not click on the link to the Small hall or the Board Room? See you there....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Myland Parish Halls are part of St. Michael's Church, Registered Charity no. 1130020

and a member of the Rural Community Council of Essex

& Community Matters (The National Federation of Community Organisations)