The Hut is a tall wooden building sitting in the gardens of Brampton Community Centre. It provides an inviting space that is perfectly adapted for art and craft activities and exhibitions.
Affectionately known as 'The Hut' by people locally and from out of the area, the building is Ideal for art, crafts, exhibitions and music classes. The rooms are bright and airy with high ceilings, large windows and a beautiful beech wood floor.
There are three small workshop spaces that can be independently rented out at competitive prices.
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The Hut is the perfect space if you are looking for somewhere to hold an exhibition or event.
There is ample natural light, high ceilings and an area you can design to suit your requirements. The double doors open directly into the garden - perfect for a summer opening night.
The Hut was built in 1916 during World War 1 at Eastriggs, near Gretna.
In 1915 the newly founded Ministry on Munitions created a huge new cordite (also known as Devil's Porridge) factory covering 9 miles between Eastriggs and Gretna, called HM Factory Gretna. 30,000 people from all over the Commonwealth were brought in to the factory and lived in specially designed wooden housing.
The building on the Centre site was the munition workers' gym and two of the small rooms were designated changing rooms, one for men, one for women. In 1918, when the war ended, the army auctioned off suplus assets and the gym was bought by The White House Grammar School, the forerunner to what is now called William Howard School.
The school used the wooden building as a gym and then later, when it became William Howard School, as the woodwork, art and technology rooms.
William Howard left the site in 1987 and now occupies the site on Longtown Road.
A lovely large room with good natural light. There are a variety of workshops in this room - music, crafts, dance, and holistic themed workshops.
Do you have a working group and want a good space to meet at an affordable price? Several local arts and craft groups hire this space regularly.
Contact Brampton Community Centre on 016977 45023 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org