Signpost - Ellingham and Kirby Cane
On the north side of Mill Road (no. 60A) there used to be a long wooden building. It went by a variety of names: Ellingham Church Hall, St Mary's Parish Hall or, to use the colloquial, the 'Green Hut'.
At one time, four buildings were available in Kirby Cane and Ellingham for meetings, functions and so on: the Memorial Hall, St Mark's Mission Hall (also green) on Yarmouth road roughly opposite where the bus shelter is, the Methodist Chapel (near the Post Office) and the Green Hut.
I don't know what year it was erected but it must have been before 1953, the year of the Queen's Coronation, because the following photograph was taken that year.
Vera Chapman and her daughter, Sylvia are to the bottom right
Bottom left of the photo is Rachael Crane with daughter, Janet, on her knee
Back in the 1960's I remember attending Sunday School there and the occasional children's event. There were a pair of parallel bars up the corner and relics of the church Brigades.
If you have any memories of the Green Hut, or the people in these photographs, please contact us.