Past News & Events

  Manley Cricket & Bake Off 1st September 2013
MANLEY VILLAGE CRICKET MATCH & THE GREAT MANLEY BAKE-OFF, will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 1st September 2013 On Manley Village Field. More details to follow and also check out the Manley Village Magazine. Click for details of how to enter the Bake-Off.

Manley & Alvanley Spring Fair Monday 6th May 2013


  Spring Fair 6th May 2013
Everyone had a great time on the Parish Field.It was a fun day out for all the family.  5 A Side Football, Dog Show, Magic Show, Tug "O" War, Music from Signature, Roman Army Recruitment, Childrens Games, BBQ, Candyfloss, Cakes, Ice Cream, Chutneys & Jams, Plants, Plus many more stalls.

Village Hall AGM 15th May 2013

The people were elected on to the management committee:

Ian Milburn, Ruth Frood, Carol Hunt, Vinnie O'Brien, Juliet Compston, Lisa Underhill

Thak you to all who attended and showed support.

Sushi Making Class - 14th March 2013


   Saturday, 2 February 2013
England v Scotland 1530-1800
Sunday, 10 February 2013
Ireland v England 1430-1700
Saturday, 23 February 2013
England v France 1630-1900
Sunday 10 March 2013
England v Italy 1430-1700
Saturday 16 March 2013
Wales v England 1630-1900


Join Us on Saturday 16th February 2013

For ...... A PARSON'S TALE.

A one man comedy play starring Bob Young.

Show starts 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm.

Book in advance on website or pay on the door.

Tickets £8 / £6 Concession 


Friday 22nd February 2013 - 8pm

FILM NIGHT at Manley Village Hall presents........SKYFALL
Bond comes to Manley for its 50th Anniversary.

Bar will be open for dry martini's - bow ties will be optional.


Now available. Download here! Village Hall Newsletter issue 6.pdf


Indulgence Evening at Manley Village Hall.

 November 7th 2012

Featuring, Whistle Hair & beauty, Gifts, Scarves, Shoes, Make-up, Cosmetics, Treats!.

Supporting Breakthrough Breast Cancer




Thank you to everyone who attended the Define Wine Challenge on 12th October at Manley Village Hall. Thank you to John from Define Wines in Sandiway for an excellent fun and informative evening, sampling some excellent wines. The event was sold out and raised over £180 for the hall.

Details of Define Food & wine can be found on their website. 





Manley Village Hall has received a total of £10,693 Grant Funding. This was provided by the Big Lottery Fund, Awards for All who have given £4420 and the Rural Support Fund from Cheshire West and Chester Council who have given £6273. These funds have been spent in making the Village Hall more compliant and have been used to:

• Install a new bunded oil tank
• Upgrade the internal and external lighting to make it more energy efficient and also to give more ambient lighting in the hall, also to install new slot meters for the lighting in the snooker room.
• Install a new disabled ramp into the kitchen as the old ramp was too steep
• Replace all Fire Doors with new doors
• Repair and replace the damaged leaded panes of glass around the main hall, and also in the kitchen and the snooker room.

The Management Committee of the Village Hall’s aim was to improve the fabric of the building, in order to comply with Health & Safety and therefore to make it a safer, more desirable place for the community to meet and spend time. Ian Milburn, the Chairman said “ This grant funding was spent on essential works and we hope that these improvements will attract new users to the Hall and open this valuable facility to a wider cross-section of the community. “



The Village hall AGM was held on Thursday24th May The Annual General meeting was held on 23rd May at 8pm. Thank you to all that attended the recent AGM. Ian Milburn, Ruth Frood, Juliet Compston, Vinnie O'Brien, Lisa Underhill we're elected to the elected positions on the management committee.



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  Thank you to all that attended.

£7 each to include a hearty hotpot !

Christmas Gift and Pamper Evening - Monday 14th November 2011

Thank you to everyone! Whistles entertained and demonstrated with their talented team of creative stylists and beauticians.
Jewellery and Watches, Chocolates and Sweets, Accessories and Handbags, Shoes and Boots, Scarves, Cosmetics and Crafts, Children’s gifts, Food gifts, Decorations and Cards were included in the stalls on offer. £200 was raised for Break Through Breast Cancer!

QUIZ NIGHT Manley Village Hall Friday 25th November 2011


The Manley Village Hall Quiz was back again. Thank you to all that attended £7 per person including hot pot supper. Come as a team of 4 or hook up on the night. The next quiz is coming soon.


Thank you to all who attended the sell out Manley village hall quiz.

A big thank you goes out to all who attended from Alvanley village hall.

Congratulations to Alvanley, whose 8 teams had the highest average score on won the Manley Village Hall Quiz Challenge Cup.

The next quiz will be held on Friday 25th November. 


Manley 6 a side Cricket

held on Sunday 7th August 2011
The Match Report 

We had cricket players, we had cake, we had balloons, games for the kids, hot tea, and beer from the village hall. We had people across all generations whacking balls and running, shouting, jumping up and down, and generally joining in the fun. We had drama on the field and we had cheers from the crowd. We had the theme from Test Match special playing and Phil Brooks on the PA system giving a ball by ball commentary. If you missed it – well, where were you? We had the best afternoon in town!

Four teams of six competed to win the Manley Challenge Cup – donated by our very own Ian Milburn. Each person had to bat, each person had to bowl. During the next three hours, stars were made, balls were whacked, caught or dropped to the vast entertainment of the small crowd of spectators. Under 12’s made runs and took wickets alongside the adults. Meanwhile spectators drank tea and ate cakes that had been baked and donated to the event by people all over Manley.
After a tense final between “Manley Lane” and “Jolly Hockey Sticks”, the Manley Challenge Cup was won by Jolly Hockey Sticks (121 runs to 103). The triumphant Jolly Hockey Sticks comprised : Oliver Unett, Anna Unett, William Unett, Henry Unett, George Compston and James Compston.


“Player of the tournament” went to an unexpected star. Alex McDowell who is just 8 years old. Alex was visiting his aunt and uncle in Manley. (Pam and Phil Brooks). Alex came along and was offered a place in the Manley Lane team – he looked like any other 8 year old off the pitch, but once on the pitch suddenly transformed into a professional cricket player! John Boulby umpired for the day, only leaving the pitch to have the occasional cup of tea between matches.

“Fantastic afternoon” wrote Pam Brooks after the event.

“We thoroughly enjoyed the day which I think was a success in all respects, and another great way of bringing our community together” said Oliver Unett.
“I think everyone had a really superb family, village day out - couldn't have been better and even the weather was kind. Well done, I know that all my gang (Unetts included) were ecstatic about it all. It was lovely to see so many people from different parts of the Village Involved and also so many age groups”. Commented Juliet Compston.
Finally, we’d like to say thank you to a number of people. Events like this do not happen without a lot of people putting a lot of effort in and we have tried to list as many as we can think of below. If we have missed anyone, please accept our apologies, and our heartfelt thanks. Here goes: thanks to:

• All players who batted or fielded on the day – we had teams from the parish council, the bowls club, from Manley Lane and a team made up of the Unetts and Compstons.
• Anyone who baked us a cake and donated it (we saw Juliet Compston paying good money for some scones that she herself had donated!)
• Alvanley Cricket Club for loaning us the balls, stumps and mobile scoreboard
• Manley Parish Council for getting the field mown in time
• Ian Millburn for providing the cup and lending us the PA system
• Oliver Unett for marking out the wicket and providing boundary lines
• Ruth and Steve Frood (and the Gambles), for loaning us the gazebo and putting it up/taking it down. Also, Ruth for scoring so competently
• Peter Sherlock for loaning us the generator and letting us use his field for overflow carparking
• Lisa Underhill for sorting out the bar at the last minute, and for running around helping the refreshment stall
• Pam Brooks and Olga Spruce for manning the tea and cake stall
• Phil Brooks for being commentator for the day – we knew it was all going to be OK the second he played the Test Match theme music.
• Vinnie for being the handiest handyman there is and Graham Underhill for doing “mens” stuff with the generator and getting it working.
• Lucy for being barmaid at very very short notice
• John Boulby for being a very calm and competent umpire.
• Julie Bircher for having the idea in the first place


Summer Edition of the Hall Newsletter JUNE 2011

Coming through letter box any time now is the latest 8 page edition
of the Manley Village Hall News Letter - Download now!



Farmers’ Market

Sunday,June 26th 2011


Manley Village Hall Parish Boundary Walk - Sunday 15th May

Meet at the hall at 10am until 11am  to walk in our beautiful Cheshire Countryside. Not on public footpaths but through private land by kind permission of some of our local landowners £3 adult/ children free. Tickets from 01928 74090645591.                                           *Landowners permission has been sought. Please be mindful as you will be walking on Private land. *Walkers participate at their own risk.     * Please follow arrows & markers and stay on the route .* Use map provided at start of the walk.* Please walk in single file
on roads. *Strictly No Smoking. *No dogs allowed. *Children must be accompanied by adults. *No litter. *It is advisable to wear sturdy shoes /long trousers. Duration of walk is approx.2-2½ hours

Manley Village Hall AGM - May 2011

The annual General meeting was held on 23rd May at 8pm. Thank you to all that attended the recent AGM. Ian Milburn, Ruth Frood, Juliet Compston, Vinnie O'Brien, Lisa Underhill & Julie Bircher we're elected to the elected positions on the management committee.


Local MP Visits Manley Spring Fair.

 May 2013

Manley Village Hall Photographic Competition - winners announced!

Many thanks to all those talented photographers who took part in Manley Village Hall Photographic Competition at the Spring Fair on Monday 2nd May. All the 48 entries were of a superb standard and will look fantastic when framed and displayed permanently on the walls of the Hall. The winning entries are available to view here. Over 800 people enjoyed viewing the Competition on Monday! The support for the Spring Fair was outstanding.

Graham Evans MP congratulated our winners in each age category
Rory Lewis-age 5
Joe Hunt age 11
Joe Roberts age 15
and Dave Hunt aged? ( 21 I think!)

We've spruced up the hall! February 2011

The last few weekends have been spent repainting the hall and
re-finishing the floor. Thank you to everyone in the village who helped
out. The hall is looking fantastic and we will be able to show you some
new pictures on the website soon. 

Spring Edition of the Hall newsletter out now!

The 3rd edition of the newsletter is out now, and should be dropping through your letter box anytime now. If you can't wait, download one from the link to the right. This newsletter is proudly sponsored by Horton & Co

Indulgence Evening a great success.


Thank you to those who turned out to make our Indulgence Evening such a success– it surpassed our expectations! We raised a staggering £900 and a cheque has already been sent to Breakthrough Breast Cancer for £300. There were lots of raffle prizes, lovely goods on sale,pampering treats for all, and a host of demonstrations all washed down with some wine and tasty nibbles. We especially want to thank Jean and her team from Whistles who generously gave their evening and talents to make the evening a special one for all who attended. Look out for similar events later in the year.

 New Year Edition of the Hall newsletter out now!

The 2nd edition of the newsletter is out now, and should be dropping through your letter box anytime now. If you can't wait, download one from the link to the right. This newsletter is proudly sponsored by Horton & Co


A Christmas Quiz - Saturday 4th December

Thank you to Lisa, Steve, Graham and Donald for all their help with the quiz night. Thank you to all who participated. We look forward to further quizes in the new year. Check out the newsletter for further details.

FARMERS MARKET - 7TH November 2010

Thank you to all the stall holders and visitors that day. It was a great sucess and we hope to hold the next market in February 2011. Also thank you to Greg Hunt for the photographs!

OUTSIDE CLEARING UP - 6th November 2010

The hall looks a lot tidier now that members of the village joined together on Saturday morning to clear up the grounds of the hall. Many bags of leaves were collected and much weeding done. If there any volunteers to "power wash" some of the paving and tarmac it would be much appreciated.

AUTUMN NEWSLETTER OUT NOW! - 30th October 2010


Thank you to Anna Unett for organising the Childrens Halloween Party which was held in aid of "FOMS" - The Friends of Manley School. The party was a scary success and attended by over 70 children from Manley School and Village. Thank you to Ashton Theatre group for their ghost storeies too.


The upgrade of the electrics and emergency lighting at the hall is now complete. Thank you to Manley Parish Council and to Mouldsworth Parish Council for their donations which helped to get the work complete and make the hall compliant with the safety regulations


The quiz and curry night held in the hall on Friday 15th October was a huge success. It was attended by over 80 people and was enjoyed by residents from all age groups across the community. A special thank you goes out to Lisa Underhill for organising the evening and to Donald Currie for his talents as quizmaster. Watch this space for news of the next Manley Village Hall Quiz Night.