Crickhowell’s Clarence Hall is run by a team of Trustees.
Some have volunteered for the Hall for more than 40 years. Others have joined recently from other campaigns in the town, including the successful bid to win the title of Best High Street in Britain 2018.
The town council, civic society and performing arts are all represented.
All bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the project.
Dame Shân Legge-Bourke is Patron of The Clarence Hall. Her Great Grandfather, Sir Joseph Bailey, was present when Prince Albert laid the foundation stone and she was a regular childhood visitor to the cinema at the Hall. Dame Shân is a former Lord Lieutenant of Powys and is still a Member of the Royal Household. She brings with her a lifetime of experience and a wealth of contacts.
Dean Christy is a former Head of Corporate Governance in the City of London. He is now owner of several property companies and is Managing Director of Corn Exchange Crickhowell Ltd – which raised £700,000 to buy and convert a former town centre pub to prevent it being turned into a national chain supermarket. The building was converted instead into shops for independent traders with flats above.
Orinda is our Treasurer Trustee, admits that ‘she just loves crunching numbers’.
Ann is Secretary and Bookings Trustee. She is a retired primary school teacher and has been on the Hall committee since 1976!
John Morris is Town and County Councillor for Crickhowell and runs a successful local business.
Tim is a former BBC TV Producer and Journalist. He campaigned to protect Crickhowell High Street and led the successful bid for the High Street to be named "Best in Britain". Tim is our Communications Trustee.
Dian is a retired music teacher with a wide range of experience in the performing arts, is our Events Trustee.
David is Buildings Trustee, is an expert cabinet maker and retired teacher. He also has extensive experience in the building trade.
Tony is a Welsh Californian with a legal background and represents the Town Council.
Phil is a retired Electrical Engineer and Land Agent. He is, presently, Mayor of Crickhowell.
Susie represents Crickhowell District Players and is a veteran of many pantomimes.
Mike came to Crickhowell in 1972 as Youth and Community Worker and ran Crickhowell Youth Club until he retired.
Jeanette represents Crickhowell Womens’ Institute.
Peter's association with Clarence Hall goes back further than anyone. He grew up in the former caretaker's house next to the hall and chaired the committee for some years.
Nigel is Clarence Hall's Caretaker. Some of you will know him already, as a former police officer in the town. He works part time because he wanted a part-time job which involved him in the community.