The refurbishment of our Kitchen
had become very necessary. Storage space was limited, the cooker was a
simple domestic cooker (no good for large scale catering) and as one User
Group put it, "The best thing in the kitchen was the new fridge!"
A bold plan was needed! New units throughout, a dishwasher, a new range
cooker with extractor-hood, new water heating facilities, plus a new floor,
ceiling and improved access through the kitchen. That's what was needed
and that was the plan we drew up! Below you will see the results. And
very impressive it all looks!
kitchen before work starts. Burco boiler on the right for hot water
(and lots of steam!). Sadia for washing up water, Kettles for making
tea/coffee. Just visible is the cooker, that blew the trip when
you turned it on sometimes. Storage space is a pine cupboard and
under sink units. Did I mention that the tap dripped too?
viewed from the opposite end, looking to the left and right.
Buckland Monachorum Village Hall
Our new kitchen
was installed in 2005.
Grants towards the cost
of the kitchen were awarded by:
Monachorum Parish Council ~ £850
Co-operative Group Community Dividend Award ~ £1,000
The Garfield Weston Foundation -£2000
Lloyds TSB Foundation ~ £1,000
The National Lottery, Awards for All scheme, ~ £5,000
Northcott Devon Foundation ~ £300
West Devon Borough Council ~ £5,500
Drama Group ~ £1,000
grateful thanks to all our funders.
The Hall's Management Committee,
with help from the local community, raised over £5,000 towards the
Thanks to a generous bequest
from Ricky Paul, who passed away in October 2006, we were able to purchase
new cutlery and crockery for the Hall.
layout showing central island unit, Cooker, Dishwasher, Sink area
with Hydroboil. Hot water for the sink now comes from an instantaneous
opposite side to above, plenty of cupboard space and more
worktop area. Immediately to the right here, we have added a new
to give another entrance/exit from the kitchen into the Hall.
Dishwasher and Cooker. Compare this view to the first one above
of the old kitchen!