*Background singing – Morning has broken*
The children of Carnkie are now adults, and they realise that their home is not the same for their children, as it was for them.
They could go to the shop, go to the school, go to the church. All those buildings have gone now.
All we have left is our village hall.
My name is Therese Jones, people call me Terrie. I’m one of the really lucky people that get the use of this marvellous building. So, on Sunday this is a church, on Saturday it’s the breakfast room. Every day of the week people are in here, every evening, playing badminton, doing Morris dancing, doing *taps on floor* doing clog dancing. It’s a very busy room, and I wish the walls could talk because they’d probably tell you, more than I.
So, Carnkie I suppose it’s not terribly accessible, the people here can be quite isolated. Over the years we’ve lost a shop, we’ve lost the pubs, so the film nights that we do it’s just bringing people together.
The hall, is really the centre, where everybody sits down and they greet each other with hugs and kisses and they have long conversations, they don’t have the opportunity to have those conversations anywhere else.
There you are, I think one of those is the winning one, thank you so much!
I would come no matter what film, if it was a film I’d seen 20 times, I would still come.
Come on Maureen, sort it out old girl.
It’s a community, you’re socialising, evening if I’m only making tea.
Good evening everybody, thank you for coming. Enjoy the film! Lights please, and, have a good evening!
They’ve all been on the committee for years and years most of them, they all know what they’re doing, they are brilliant.
I do my best, and I will do my best probably when I’ve got me Zimmer frame.
I don’t have any children of my own...
And can you read out the number for us, really loudly!
…But it makes me part of a community…
William says 396
…I borrow other people’s children, and we’re all one family. That’s what it does for me!