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Gaskell Memorial Hall


The hall is now open.

Please email for more info.


We have worked hard to get the hall back up and running, and following government guidance to ensure we do everything we can to maintain a safe environment for hall users, our staff and ourselves.

We have drawn up a Covid Secure risk assessment, which we  which will be shared with users intending to hire the hall. Our caretaker is working with us to develop our cleaning and hygiene practices to satisfy the latest requirements.

We are reviewing official guidance as it becomes available and endeavouring to keep up to date in a rapidly changing situation. 

Our regular users will be consulted, to ensure that their use of the hall as safe as can reasonably be achieved. This is all about minimizing risks - it is impossible to eliminate them entirely, but we have to keep our vulnerable community at the forefront of our plans.

Some activities are unlikely to be able to re-start any time soon – either because of social distancing impracticalities or because the demographics of the group makes them uneasy about starting back up.

We hope that we will continue to enjoy the support of our Village as we all work towards the goal of becoming fully functional once again.



Welcome to the Gaskell Memorial Hall, Silverdale, Lancashire.

The Gaskell Hall was opened in 1931 and is named after Elizabeth Gaskell, the novelist who regularly stayed in the village.

We have two main rooms that can be booked for a variety of activities and is used regularly by village and other groups for many events such as, yoga, pilates, Saturday coffee mornings, Village Players productions, line-dancing, country-dancing, badminton, W.I,  private parties, lectures, concerts, public meetings etc.

Main Hall - This can be used for Coffee Mornings, Parties, Dances, Community Cinema, Play productions and any other private functions you may wish to hold, the sprung floor is perfect for dancing! Seating and tables for up to 160, standing 200. Music system with Bluetooth, USB and Audio Jack connections,also with radio mic and hand held mic. 

New to the hall is a ceiling wash lighting system to give special effects for your event.

Rigby Kitchen is located in the Main Hall with Instanta, Kettles, Mircowave, Fridge. Cultery, plates, beer pump and glasses can be hired for only a security deposit. White Table linen also available.

Green Room - This can be used for conferences, meetings and smaller private functions. Seating for up to 40. Kitchen facilities include a Fridge, Mircowave, Kettle, Instanta and Oven.

The Gaskell Hall, Silverdale has disabled accessible toilet facilities with a wheel chair lift between the two floors.

Please click here to view availability.

Please click here for booking forms, conditions and costs

Please click here for a Guide to Using The Hall

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For Bookings contact

Booking Form, Conditions and Costs CLICK HERE

Please check availability for either room or complete hall, then print off the form and send it to  to confirm your booking.


The hall can provide many items to assist with your event , please see the extra facilitles below:

White Table Cloths - set  of 12 small tables and 10 large tables.

Red and White Checkered Tablecloths

Set of dinner plates . Coffee Cups and Saucers.

Full set of cutlery for approx 80 people.

Beer pump and glass hire. 

For hire costs please speak with the Bookings Secertary.










Gaskell Memorial Hall | Emesgate Lane, Silverdale, Nr Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 0RA, Registered Charity No. 225842 Email
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