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The Nick Jones Memorial Benches

Over this period of closure, the Hall has undergone many wonderful changes. 
To view Martin’s photos – Click Here

As many of you know the Asthall Leigh Memorial Hall and the Villagers Lunches supports the work of the Besom food bank.
At this time, all food banks are very stretched, so we are keen to help out as best we can and are supporting the Witney Food Bank as well as Besom with whatever food we can.
Are you able to help?
If so, each week there will be a plastic box outside the Memorial Hall, where contributions can be put and will be collected regularly.
But if you are not passing through the village,
Fred and Anneke from the Rickyard in Asthall Leigh, have kindly offered to pick up any food that you are able to contribute from your front door step on Friday mornings and they will do this with appropriate protection.
Please call or text Fred;
to let him know that you need the food collected and where you will leave it.
Here are some suggestions from the food banks;
Long Life Milk
Tinned vegetable of all kinds – particularly potatoes
Tinned Fruit
Tinned Meat
Tinned Fish
Tinned Rice Pudding
Long Life Fruit Juice
So if you can add any of the above to your weekly shop it would be hugely appreciated.
Thank you all so much for your support.
Stay safe and stay well.

Pint of Life
The ‘Pint of Life’ initiative (who recently demonstrated the use of CPR at the Memorial Hall) are offering on-line first aid training videos, and they are free.
Given the very difficult times we are experiencing and the restrictions imposed by the lockdown situation, ‘Pint of Life’ are keen to help our community and potentially ease some of the pressure on the NHS.
If we can all look after our own minor aches and pains, it might help in some small way.
So ‘Pint of Life’ have been making some videos to show anyone interested how they can identify and treat different conditions, and also demonstrate various first aid techniques and equipment.

The Asthall Leigh Memorial Hall
April News

Due to the current coronavirus situation, there will be no events at the Memorial Hall in April.

Dear Memorial Hall Supporter

I hope that you and your family are safe and well and surviving this strange time we are living in.

And it is at times like this that we must all pull together, stay as strong as we can and keep an eye out for each other.

The Memorial Hall is the heart of this wonderful community of Villages and even though the doors are closed, the heart still beats.

So if you are not able to get out to the shops and need help, any groceries or any pharmacy medicines, please get in touch and we will try and find someone to help you.

Please do not be afraid to ask.
We have a list of names that can help.
We are all in this together and we shall all get through it together.



A guide on social distancing from Public Health England.
Information about the Coronavirus from the BBC.



Land Adjacent to Memorial Hall





A huge thank you to everyone who made our remembrance events so – well…..memorable.

For those unable to visit the hall during the period, and indeed for those who did – we will be publishing a number photos and articles that capture the essence of the weekend.
These will not only include the fun and frolics, but also the factual documentation and stories provided by many of our community who have been in someway involved in our Armed Services – either personally or via family association.

Links to the photographs and special remembrance features will appear below in the coming weeks.


The Asthall Leigh Memorial Hall stands as a memorial to the men and women who fell in the 1914-18 and 1939-45 Wars, and to those that returned.

Records show that the Hall dates back to 23rd February 1922 when the land was purchased for the sum of £40.00 for the purpose of providing a site for the erection of a building as a war memorial for the Parish of Asthall.

The first Trustees were, William Mustey of Fordwells; Robert Mills, Joseph Albert Fenemore and John Williams all of Asthall Leigh.

The management of the Hall and Garden is still in the hands of the Memorial Hall Trustees and is now a registered charity, No. 263789.  There are seven trustees and one Parish Council trustee.

The trustees are committed to provide the residents of the Asthall Parish with recreational and social facilities.  As volunteers, they give their time and efforts to maintain the Hall’s objectives as set out in the original Deed of 1919 and are always seeking to improve and expand the facilities for the benefit all the residents and users.

If you would like know more about the Memorial Hall, please get in touch. Details can be found on the Contact Us page.




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