March 2024

Planned extension

We have received planning permission to build an extension to the hall to give us some much needed storage space. We now need to raise the funds to build it!

WiFi extended to the field

We were asked to extend the WiFi provision to cover the field. DONE!

January 2024

Film and Music Festival

Over the last week-end of January the Music Night and Film Society combined to put on a highly succesful series of events, and raising in the process a nearly £1000 for the Institute funds.

November 2023

Makers Market

On Saturday 18 November the second Silverdale Artisan Makers' Market took place at the Institute. Twelve invited makers displayed their varied work. Refreshments were sold in aid of the Morecambe Bay Foodbank and with some additional generous donations we raised £331.82

June 2023

Field Day Back In Style

It was great to see the field day back after a four year absence. More photos in the gallery and on the field day facebook page

January 2023

Painting Party

A team of Thrift Ladies and trustees used the quiet time at the institute for a spot of painting.

October 2022

In the Pink

The Thrift Ladies organised a fundraising event for Breast Cancer Now! and raised a splendid total of £1000.

David Brown's Funeral

David Brown, who had done so much to restore the Institute sadly passed away in October. He will be sadly missed but the splendidly refurbished Institue will stand as his memorial.

June 2022

Jubilee Party

Lots of people enjoyed a jubilee party organised at the last minute by Lorraine Greenall. Thanks Lorraine!

January 2022

New Outside Lights

We've updated the outside lights, and fitted a better fire alarm.

July 2021

New Blinds

Local curtain and blinds retailer Portabello have fitted some lovely new blinds. This was at the request of the film club so as to be able to keep the hall dark when required.

January 2021

New Floor - All Planned Building Works Complete

A new floor has been laid.

In 2019 the committee had a number of plans to improve the building and these are listed below. All of them have now been completed.

Funding for these was largely dependent on succesful bids for grants to various bodies. We are also grateful to fantastic support from the thrift ladies who run our Friday coffee morning for wonderful support in funding the building renovation. In addition to the original planned works we have fitted new lights, removed the sliding doors, repainted the walls and ceiling, refurbished the stone outbuilding and resurfaced the car park area where the old hand bell ringers hut used to stand.

Thanks go to all the people who have worked hard to achieve this. We look forward to welcoming you all back to enjoy the splendid new building.

Some recent views of the institute…