The saga of Auldwick with Cowperthwaite village hall Part 2, ‘The Village Hall Meeting.’ ~ Jim Webster

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Part 2, ‘The village hall meeting.’

It was obvious we were going to have to do something about the village hall. Wendy over-insuring it had put an ‘unfortunate’ fire out of our reach. Still, it did strike me that a five year sentence for arson, with time off for good behaviour, might still be less of an ordeal than a village hall committee meeting. Not only that, but subjectively the prison sentence might not last as long.

As always the committee members from Auldwick sat opposite those from Cowperthwaite with both sides glaring at each other. The hall is not quite in either village, thus both villages feel relieved of any obligation to contribute to the maintenance, but both seem equally happy to blame the other village for neglecting their duties.

At the opposite end of the table from me sat Wendy. Living as she does opposite the hall she is the obvious person to be treasurer and also to open up the hall on those occasions somebody is imprudent enough to hire it. By virtue of not living in either village, and also with being the only one who can understand the accounts, she is regarded with deep suspicion by the rest of the committee.

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Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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10 Responses to The saga of Auldwick with Cowperthwaite village hall Part 2, ‘The Village Hall Meeting.’ ~ Jim Webster

  1. jwebster2 says:

    The world is a better place thanks to good lemon drizzle cake 🙂


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