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Little Hall in Lavenham launches recruitment drive for more volunteers

File Shots - LAVENHAM..Pictured: Little Hall on the Market Square. (7124750)
File Shots - LAVENHAM..Pictured: Little Hall on the Market Square. (7124750)

A 14th century landmark in Suffolk is calling on more volunteers to lend a hand, as it prepares to hold an open recruitment morning later this month.

Little Hall in Market Place, Lavenham, hopes to attract new people to join its team of helpers with an open event taking place on Saturday, February 23, at 11am.

Gwyn Arnott, a volunteer at the historic site for the last five years, said: “We’d love to welcome more volunteers.

“Anyone who appreciates what we have here in Lavenham and has even a bit of spare time can get involved.

“Little Hall has some wonderful stories to share with visitors, and volunteering here is incredibly rewarding.”

Among the voluntary roles at the hall, which is currently owned by the Suffolk Building Preservation Trust, are welcoming people into the building, telling its history and maintaining the gardens, which include a Tudor knot garden.

The structure is well known for its long heritage, having been originally built for a family of clothiers, and later divided into six separate tenements, before being purchased in 1924 by twin brothers Thomas and Robert Gayer-Anderson, who then converted it back into a single hall.

Graham Panton, chairman of Little Hall, said: “The more people we have on board, the more we can offer visitors in terms of opening hours and tours of the house.”

If you are interested, email recruit@littlehall.org.uk.


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