What is the Bedern Hall Foundation?
Thirty years ago Sir Peter Shepherd on behalf of the Bedern Hall Guilds of York laid the new foundation stone to restore and preserve this important building for the City. In the intervening years the Hall has provided a hall for hire and social occasions venue for the benefit of the people of York and for visitors attending events from around the world.
The Bedern Hall Foundation has been launched to secure Bedern Hall’s next thirty years and beyond with a new vision for the Hall that encompasses; education; preservation and accessibility. The Bedern Hall Foundation aims to raise £50,000 annually to enable this vision to be realized, to secure its future for the next generations.
(This image was taken on the 29 October 1983 showing Sir Peter Shepherd laying the foundation stone for the Bedern Hall annexe, watched by, from left Mr Keith Groom chairman of the Bedern hall company, Mr Bill Bonney, master of the Guild of Builders, Mr Leslie Buckle, Deputy Master of the York Guild of Freemen and Mr Robert Stabler, Deputy Master of the Company of Cordwainers. Photo courtesy of the York Press).
Heritage Lottery Bid
Funds raised through the Bedern Hall Foundation will be used to help us with our bid for Heritage Lottery Funding that if successful, will allow us to develop the Hall to provide greater access to more people to learn the story and to enjoy the heritage of this wonderful building. It will also allow us to develop the modern extension to provide better facilities for visitors and guests and to preserve the building for future generations. Please consider supporting this initiative generously.