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The Jessie Hughes Village Hall Eaton

Royal Lane    Eaton    Tarporley    Cheshire    CW6 9AA      Charity Number 510073

The Jessie’ has been serving the rural communities of Eaton and Rushton near Tarporley in Cheshire since 1926. It was re-built in 2008. 


We have a main hall with a capacity of around 100 people and a smaller meeting room for around 12 people. The Hall is used for regular activities throughout the week and is available for private functions and events  hire.


The Village Hall is a registered charity and governed under the Jessie Hughes Institute (Charity Number 510073).


To find out about booking the Hall, please visit the Booking page.


The Village Hall has a welcoming entrance foyer, main hall, boardroom-style meeting room (Ron Chisnall Meeting Room), well-equipped kitchen, accessible toilets and wi-fi. The main hall and meeting room are independent of each other and can be booked separately. Two storerooms house 100 stackable chairs, 20 fold-away tables and user group equipment. The car park can accommodate up to 20 vehicles. A community defibrillator is located by the entrance. 

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Main Hall

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Ron Chisnall
Meeting Room



80 People Seated, 100 Standing

The main hall (15m x 9m) has capacity for up to 100 people standing, 80 seated theatre-style and 80 seated at tables dining-style. It has a sprung wooden floor, large wall-hanging screen for showing films and presentations, and a hearing loop. The south-west facing side of the main hall opens onto a terrace overlooking open countryside.

12 People Seated

The Ron Chisnall Meeting Room is named in honour of Ron, who gave unstintingly of his time to the Jessie Hughes Committee for almost 30 years, including periods as Chair and Secretary. The room will seat 12 at the fully-extended conference-style table and can be booked separately to the Main Hall. 

Serving Hatch to Main Hall

The well-equipped kitchen has two cookers, two sinks, fridge-freezer, wall-mounted Burco water-heater, microwave and sufficient crockery, cutlery and glasses. A wide restaurant-style, shuttered serving hatch opens out into the main hall.


Our History

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1926 – 2007:


Mrs Jessie Hughes was the wife of the Rector of Tarporley. As President of the Women’s Institute, she played a prominent part in providing a Village Hall for Eaton. Money was raised from two village fetes held on the Arderne Estate in May 1925 and September 1926, and along with other monies from subscriptions, whist drives and concerts, just over £500 was raised for building and furnishing the Eaton Institute. 


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  • Monday
    8.00am - 12.00noon PILATES Linni Lanni : 07766 762 240 : 4.00pm - 6.00pm BALLET Nicolle Higgins: 07900 303 966: 6.30pm - 7.30pm TAEKWONDO Andrew Chan : 07828 461 480 : 7.45pm - 9.15pm YOGA Brenda McCooey : 07876 497 664 :
  • Tuesday
    9.00am - 10.00am YOGA Katie Melia : 07734 778 112 : 10.45am - 12:15pm YOGA Brenda McCooey : 07876 497 664 : 12.15pm - 1.45pm CLEANING - can be moved with advance notice Val Tough - Hall Manager : 4.00pm - 6.30pm BALLET Nicolle Higgins : 07900 303 966 : 1.30pm - 3.30pm CRAFTY LADIES (RON CHISNALL ROOM) Lindsey Worrall : 07769 260 011 : 7.00pm - 10.00pm 1st Tuesday monthly JHVH COMMITTEE MEETING (RON CHISNALL ROOM) JHVH Committee 7.00pm - 10.00pm 2nd Tuesday monthly WI (MAIN HALL) Dianne Ouseley : 01829 733 639 : 7.00pm - 10.00pm 3rd Tuesday monthly RUSHTON PARISH COUNCIL (RON CHISNALL ROOM) Lindsey Worrall : 01829 760 652 : 7.00pm - 10.00pm 4th Tuesday monthly UP THE GARDEN PATH (MAIN HALL) Lindsey Worrall : 07769 260 011 :
  • Wednesday
    8.00am - 9:30am PILATES Linni Lanni : 07766 762 240 : 9.30am - 12.15pm POSTNATAL PILATES Adele Greening : 07866 469 055 : 4.00pm - 6.00pm BALLET Nicolle Higgins : 07900 303 966 : 7.00pm - 8.30pm PILATES Linni Lanni : 07766 762 240 :
  • Thursday
    8.00am - 9.30am CLEANING - can be moved with advance notice Val Tough - Hall Manager: 10:30am - 12.00pm, every third Thursday of the month TEA 'n ' CHAT JHVH Committee - John Freeman: 4.00pm - 6.00pm BALLET Nicolle Higgins : 07900 303 966: 6.45pm - 8.15pm YOGA Brenda McCooey : 07876 497 664 :
  • Friday
    8.00am - 12.00pm PILATES Linni Lanni : 07766 762 240 : 1.00pm - 4.00pm WI ARTS & CRAFTS Dianne Ouseley : 01829 733 639 : 7.00pm - 10.00pm 1st Friday monthly (October - April) QUIZ NIGHT Jan and John Freeman : 01829 730 820 : 7.00pm - 10.00pm 2nd Friday monthly (October - April) FILM NIGHT Mary and Mike Wilson : 01829 760 619 :
  • Saturday
    9.30am - 2.00pm BALLET Nicolle Higgins : 07900 303 966 :
  • Sunday
    5.00pm - 7.00pm BALLROOM / LATIN DANCE Mark Birchenough : 07583 153 868 :

“The Jessie Hughes Institute is a very modern, light and comfortable hall to hire. It had everything we needed and it was a very easy process to book the hall. Highly recommended! It was a great success, and lots of comments about what a lovely village hall it is as people had travelled from all over the country to come!” 

Gemma - Parenting Class

January 2022

“Thank you to Val Tough and Jessie Hughes Village Hall for being so accommodating during what has been a very difficult period for meeting and hosting external conferences. The Jessie Hughes Village Hall provides excellent facilities, portable and clean equipment, fully equipped with a kitchen and meeting facilities. All of our requests were responded to quickly and was easy to arrange.”

Harry - United Utilities

January 2022


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