Presentation at Sully Community Hall
6:02pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in Penarth news
A PRESENTATION was held on Friday, October 25, at Sully Community Hall when Hilary Powell and her sons made a gift of a commemorative seat to the hall.
The donation will be a lasting reminder of the major contribution her late husband Colin Powell made to the inception and creation of the Community Hall in Sully.
Colin will always be remembered as the vision behind the creation of the hall.
He worked closely with Jack Barlow who chaired the committee during the initial fundraising and building stage, the pair worked closely and formed a lasting bond.
Many others on the committee (some are pictured) worked hard to make architect Richard Thomas's design a reality.
In Jack's words this building is 'Colin's vision of a building worthy of Sully' and of the community.
The Community Hall was the first Millennium Commission building completed in the United Kingdom and has proved such a success in the village that there is already talk of extending it to cope with demand.
Colin's considerable contribution was recognised on Friday and the seat will remain as a reminder of his efforts in it's creation.
It will also provide a point of repose for those using the hall.
Ian Powell,Colin Powell's son, said that his father was very proud of the community hall and that he had worked very hard to get the project completed.
"It's invaluable to the local community and is used all the time," he said.
He added that the hall was used by the likes of the local Women's Institute and University of the Third Age (U3A) and was used by a wide range of people.
"It caters for the whole age spectrum," he said.