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Clipstone Road West, Forest Town, NG19 0DU

Kingsway Hall, Forest Town

A brief history.

Built in 1909 by the Bolsover Colliery Company the now Grade II listed building was originally known as The Drill Hall.

The official opening was on Saturday May 15th 1909 with much pomp and splendour with the Mansfield and Cresswell Boys Brigade lining the route. The opening ceremony was performed by the then Attorney General on National Defence, Sir William Robson along with many colliery officials and civic dignitaries.

The Drill hall was where the Mansfield Colliery Boys and Girls Brigades met for their various activities during the first half of the 20th Century. It was also used for many community events such as concerts, dances, bazaars and plays by the local drama group or school.

The building underwent a major refurbishment in the years 1994 to 1997 and was officially re-opened on 11th October 1997.

This is now the only Community Centre building in Forest Town and the current trustees are pleased to preserve the integrity of its’ use as a community building housing activities for the benefit of all local residents.

Kingsway Hall was officially opened by J D Concannon JP in August 1976.

Thanks to Pauline Marples our local historian for the above information – see link below for more info:

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The raised stage is available for your meeting or music event...

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Dance Floor

Our dance floor is fully equipped and available for lessons or private hire...

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Bar & Kitchen

We have a licenced bar serving drinks and a kitchen serving great food...

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Disabled access & toilet

Disabled access is provided including a toilet for the disabled...

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Free Car Park

Don't worry about parking fees. Our large car park is free...

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Capacity - 200

The capacity of the hall is 200 people.

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Youth Band Practice

Available FREE for anyone 12+ who wants to learn a musical instrument such as drums, bugle, glockenspiel etc.

Keep Fit

Zumba, Tai Chi, Taekwondo, Move to Music, Clubbercise and other activities to help you keep fit.

Art Classes

These are held every Tuesday afternoon 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m hosted by Richard Holland well-renowned artist.

Northern Soul

The sound of Mowtown influenced music...

Kingsway Lunch Group

Intending to meet twice weekly – every Monday and Thursday 10.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Parties & Wedding Receptions

Perfect for your private party or wedding reception...

The Trustees

Bob Wyatt

Mr Bob Wyatt


Norma Sparkes

Mrs Norma Sparkes


Sylvia Wyatt

Mrs Sylvia Wyatt


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