Celebrating Westgate Hall's WW1 history and community — what is your family's story? Help us remember!

The Westgate Community Trust is taking the opportunity of the World War One commemorations to celebrate the role of  Westgate Hall, Canterbury's drill hall, and the life of our community at the t... continue reading

Second National Award: Westgate Hall Highly Commended in Civic Voice Design Awards

In May, Westgate Hall won the community benefit category of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) South East Awards. And now, a few days ago, in Central Hall, Westminster, thanks to ... continue reading

Community engagement assists in fine-tuning Westgate Hall

On Sunday, 24th May, the Westgate Community Trust invited the Chair of the St. Peter's Residents' Association (also a former trustee of the Trust), residents of the area in the vicinity of Westga... continue reading

Canterbury's Big Lunch

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Hall wins 2015 RICS South East Awards Community Benefit Category

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Up and running…

Standing in front of Westgate Hall today, it's hard to remember community frustration with Canterbury City Council's proposed plan in February 2010 to close two museums and destroy the rundown f... continue reading

The Hall opens its doors again. . .

Westgate Hall is on the point of beginning its second century as a community venue.  On Friday, 24th October, following a year’s intense refurbishment, our former drill hall will ope... continue reading

The story of a roof…

The Hall in February this year. continue reading

Volunteers painting Hall side bays….

Last Friday, a group of us got together to paint the remaining salmony-apricoty-pink side bays of Westgate Hall and the railings.  And we had fun.  In fact so much fun we forgot to take pictures ... continue reading

The poetry of a Drill Hall ….

This is the magic of Westgate Hall revealing itself on Friday.  The view through the trusses down the length of the building to the opening onto Westgate Hall Road, light streaming in through the ... continue reading