Historic hall that’s home to people with learning disabilities to mark 30th anniversary

Thornage Hall, which provides supported living accomdation for people with learning disabilities, ma

Thornage Hall, which provides supported living accomdation for people with learning disabilities, marks its 30th anniversary this year. Picture: Colin Finch - Credit: Colin Finch

A 13th Century hall converted into an 'independent living' home for people with learning disabilities is marking its 30th anniversary by throwing open its doors to the public.

Thornage Hall Independent Living, near Holt, will host an open day on Sunday, September 1 from 11.30am to 4pm.

Angie Steggles, chief executive, said: "2019 is our 30th year and I am delighted to be opening the doors to the public, sharing the work that we do today, our plans for the future & the values that drive us with the wider community."

The open day will include a garden fete with cooking demonstrations, music, birds of prey, stalls selling everything from local produce to books and ceramics and traditional fete games.

The hall was built in 1482 and was established as Camphill Community in 1989.

A new £350,000 communal meeting and activity room was opened there by the charity's patron, Philippa Dannatt, earlier this year.