A villager's View - by the "late" Gladys Althrop.
It’s all behind us now, five years of fundraising, planning, hoping, disappointment, jubilation, laughter and some tears of joy. Here in our village we do it our way - ‘Horton Style’. A village, where no matter who you are, where you came from or what minority you happen to fit into, you are very welcome and have an equal right to your opinion and can live in peace and harmony with your fellow human beings.
The old Victory hall lies silent now, having new ownership and to be rejuvenated as a family residence. No more bursting at the seams to accommodate the Ding Gardening Club, the Whist Drives, Bingo, 50/50 auctions or the legendary £400 jumble sale and great big book fairs. The dormant kitchen where hundreds of breakfasts, luncheons, cream teas and refreshments were produced, now remain silent - no hum of a fridge no whirr of extractor fan!
This ancient building used to reverberate to riotous laughter on nights of Poems and Puds, Turkey and Tinsel, Ding Delta Discs plus nights for Trafalgar, Robbie Burns, not forgetting the Irish and, of course, St. George. Here the ‘Fryday Fryer’ catered at the ‘Chipnite Café’ and at other times curry was on the menu - and down shirt fronts!