Welcome  to the Queensferry War Memorial  Institute Website!

                  Chester Road West - CH5 1SA

 

For over a century the War Memorial Institute has  been part of  the history of Queensferry and has been a welcoming venue for it's community activities.

  

            

               

                             A SHORT HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTE.

 

                                         1909--  the idea of a Liberal Club takes form.

 

                                         1911--    Lease signed by the new trustees of

                                                                     the Liberal Club.

 

                                         1914--1918---Great War; Liberal Club closed.  

 

                                          1920--  on 29th December, reopened as the Queensferry Institute

                                                       and War Memorial. 

 

                                          1939--1945--The Second World War.

 

                                          1986--Charity Commission Registration.

 

                                           2005  --Institute designated as a Grade 2 listed building.

 

 The building is in use most days of the week with groups ranging from dog training classes to a Slimming Club. The modest income from these activities is being --and has been--used to update the facilities in the building.

Among recent projects carried out  include the installment of a new heating system throughout and refurbishment of the kitchen.  The conveniences have been upgraded and a disabled facility has been created, disabled access to the building is provided by a ramped walkway.

Improvement to the exterior include a new wall, gates and railings and the scrub land to the side of the building has been cleared and landscaped providing a pleasant lawned area.

 

Further relevant info.

 

 The institute is a Grade 2 listed building and enjoys a central location on the corner by the  ASDA traffic lights in Queensferry.

 

The Institute has two rooms: 

1 }  large 8m X 16 m with attached kitchen.  Hall has wood sprung dance floor. 

2 }   meeting/activity room 7m X 10m.

 

Venue Capacity;  Institute is usually hired as a complete building. Minimum charge is £15 for  the first hour ; £10 for each successive hour .

 

                                                             

Large and  small tables available also chairs for approx. 40.

 

Availability  depends on existing bookings. Some day and evening bookings available.

 

Disabled facilities are provided by means of a ramp access to main building.

 

Off road parking on site for approx 30 vehicles.

 

The only possible negative feature is that there is no wi-fi or specialist  audio visual equipment available !!

  

The Institute is run by a small group of volunteers, if you are interested in supporting the Institute or wish to hire it as a venue for your activity, please contact the chairman.

 

  Chairman; G. Rudall.           Telephone- 01244 535200              email-grudall@hotmail.com