Sausthorpe set for centenary

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SAUSTHORPE has a bumper weekend of celebrations planned for May 14 and 15 to mark the Village Hall’s 100th birthday.

The hall was built in 1911 by Charles Arthur Swan when the Swan family lived at The Hall, Langton Road in Sausthorpe.

Seven descendants of the Swan family will be coming back to their Sausthorpe roots for the 100th birthday celebrations, travelling from London, Co Tipperary and some making the journey from Denmark.

The centenary is on May 14. There will be a church service of celebration at 11am on the Saturday morning.

That evening there will be dinner and entertainment from the Bluestone Swing Band in the Village Hall. Tickets are £16 each and can be booked through Brian and Dawn Johnson (01790 752891). The price includes a three course dinner plus the entertainment.

On Sunday, May 15 at 2pm there will be a village fete with cream teas, games and stalls. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The late Mr Charles Swan also financed the building of the village school and had the St Andrew’s Church in the village repaired after it was damaged by a fire. The Grace Swan hospital in Hundleby was built and named after his wife.