The Greig Hall

The Hannah Susan Greig Memorial Hall - Alcester

The main building was built in 1958, with finances supplied by Mr David Greig, a respected and successful businessman, who ran a chain of grocery stores.

His wife, Hannah Susan, committed herself to working for and with the youth of Alcester and when she died her husband built the hall in her memory.

Since then buildings have been added and it has blossomed into being of enormous benefit to the whole Community, still supporting the youth, but not to the exclusion of the rest of the Community.”

 The original scheme of the Greig Centre and its objectives stated:~

 “The object of the Charity shall be the provision and maintenance of a Community Centre for the use of the inhabitants of the Parish of Alcester and the surrounding district without distinction of political, religious or other opinions, including use for meetings, lectures and classes, and for other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupation, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants: Provided that in allocating the facilities of the Community Centre special priority shall be given to the needs of young people under 25 years of age.”

It goes on to say that the entire focus of the Charity does not have to be for the youth of the area.

These sentiments are in line with the overall objectives of the Greig Hall Action Committee who have prepared and written the Community proposal.