Centenary of Newton Toney Memorial Hall - 2020

The Memorial Hall was built in 1920 at the expense of the Lord of the Manor, Sir Harry Charles St Lo Malet Bt DSO OBE JP to remember the men of Newton Tony who had died in World War One. 

Sir Harry had served with distinction in both the Anglo Boer War of 1899-1902 and the Great War of 1914-1918. It is known that at the time he was not financially secure but despite this he felt strongly that a meaningful memorial was more important that his personal situation.

The opening ceremony was on the 15th December 1920 with the Earl of Radnor officiating. Sir Harry had served under the Earl of Radnor in World War One.

Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 6th Earl of Radnor

(1868-1930), Soldier & Conservative politician; MP for Wilton.

Centenary Events

To celebrate this very special year the events team are planning some extra events in the hall throughout 2020, culminating in a village celebration party next December.

Look out for a number of events, which are being scheduled specially to support the celebration of the centenary of Newton Toney Memorial Hall (NTHM). 

These events will raise much needed funds to support the upkeep of the hall and St Andrews church, helping to sustain these key village resources, around which many key village events are centred.

The centenary events are identified by the special logo: 

Details of these events will be posted to the Centenary Events page.

Historical note

The property is held in a charitable trust as a village hall for the use of the inhabitants of Newton Tony without distinction of political, religious or other opinions, including use for meetings lectures and classes and for other forms of recreation and leisure time activities with the object of improving the conditions of life for the villagers.