History of the Hall

The Hall was originally St Paul’s Church built in 1882.  St Paul’s held regular services until the late 1940’s when it was closed.  In 1950 it became a Church Hall continuing this use until 1990 when it was handed to the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. By this time the Hall had become very dilapidated and unused. Community members instigated a plan to redevelop the Hall and the Earl then transferred the ownership of the Hall to the Community to be run independently by a Management Committee consisting of local residents on a voluntary basis. There was enormous support and enthusiasm for the renovation venture and  a large number of local tradesmen stepped forward  to provide their services free of charge to replace all the electrics and plumbing, and internal and external building repairs, including the roof. A large project to repair the floor, which was also undertaken, without charge, by a team from Mashfords Boatyard, in Cremyll, who also constructed a large stage.

Although some funding was raised by grants, the initial funding to obtain supplies was provided by loans and donations from local residents

Given size of the project and all the work that was required, it is remarkable that this was achieved within a year, with the Hall being formally re-opened by the Earl and re-named the Maker with Rame Community Hall in 1991.

Since that time the Community Hall has become a very well used hub and further refurbishments have taken place: the tin roof was replaced with Delabole Slate, an adjacent Store was built and the gardens were landscaped. Later, a new variable sized mobile stage for productions and concerts was created, the Kitchen was extended and completely refitted, and the driveway and parking area were tarmacked.

In early 2024 we will be updating our toilet facilities and making them fully accessible to all.