On the 21st of May 1976 the village hall was officially opened by Robert (Bob) Rowland Head Forester on the Beaulieu Estate. Of course the story doesn’t start there but a few years earlier when the W.I (Women’s Institute) hut was deemed to be very long in the tooth and the wooden building was gently rotting away. It was definitely living on borrowed time.

Dr. Don Anson, a scientist and New Zealander who had built his own reinforced concrete house in Moonhills Lane got together a committee to raise money and plan a decent community building worthy of the village. Beaulieu Village Hall Trust was registered with the Charity Commission in May 1974. The land on which the Village Hall was built was donated by the Beaulieu Estate.