Hall renamed after youth club stalwart Brian Churchill

Brian Churchill cuts cake during renaming of hall.
Brian Churchill cuts cake during renaming of hall.

A special ceremony was held when Aston Clinton Youth Club was renamed The Churchill Hall, named after recently retired youth leader Brian Churchill.

Attended by parish councillors from Aston Clinton, the youth club committee and Brian on Sunday, May 22, many former youth club members came along to watch him rename the Hall and share their memories.

Following speeches from the parish council chairman and the current youth club chair, a plaque was unveiled in tribute to Brian and his late wife Maureen, and a cake was cut and enjoyed by all. Everyone was then able to mingle informally in the recently revamped building.

The youth club has been a prominent feature of the village since the 1960s, when the local bobby set it up to give some local youths something to do. The name Brian Churchill, a local legend to many, has been associated with it ever since. Brian, along with his late wife Maureen, were involved in running the youth club for decades, holding busy youth evenings, pool competitions, bingo, dance competitions, outings and much more. Generations of local youngsters grew up attending the youth hall situated in Aston Clinton Park and remember both Brian and Maureen with great fondness.

The youth club will now be re-launched under a new committee, starting with street dance classes this term on Thursdays, and school holiday camps. From September, drop-in sessions and a youth cafe are planned. In time, the new committee want to see the Churchill Hall functioning as a community hub for different groups and a chance for the village to come together again as it once

did.

For further information or to the hire the Churchill Hall, contact Teresa Smith on 01296 631685 or for street dance classes contact Lisa on 07742 109689