War Memorial Hall
Morecambe War Memorial Hall is situated opposite the Parish Church, in Church Lane, adjacent to the centre of old Poulton.
Designed by W. Gilbert Scott, of London, and funded by public subscription, it was opened in 1926, by Lord Richard Cavendish, as a memorial to the people of the town who gave their lives in The Great War. Since its foundation it has been in the care of a Board of Trustees which is charged with the upkeep of the property: Thereby ensuring that it is available for social, cultural and educational use for all members of the community.
It is a very functional building comprising a large hall, with a sprung dance floor; side classrooms; a carpeted upper room is available for the use of smaller groups. The spaces can be booked separately
On the lowest floor there is a kitchen and a cafe-style area (which can both be booked) The kitchen/cafe and the main hall are both accessible by ramp or without having to use steps. There are toilet facilities for people with disabilities in the Café area and in the main hall.
The Upper Room is only accessible by a stairway, and therefore would not be appropriate for use by people with physical disabilities.
Booking the Hall
Currently twenty five different organisations use the premises on a regular basis. If you think you, or your organisation, would like to use part of the premises on a regular or occasional basis (even as a low cost venue for a ‘one-off’ family function) they are available in consideration of a donation towards heating, lighting etc.
In the first instance, please contact the booking secretary on (01524) 414884.