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Memorial Hall

COMING UP: All Day Breakfast [see Events tab] coming up on 13th February. Any special COVID arrangements will be updated here from 1st February.

CORONAVIRUS: Latest: Checked and updated 15th January 2021. The Memorial Hall is open, and safety guidelines from August 2021 onwards are in place.  As from 10th December the wearing of face coverings has again been required, with the exception of while being seated and consuming food and drink. Priority will be given for community activities in Selside. Bookings by other hirers will be considered but must be approved by ourselves. 

If you wish to discuss a booking or make a provisional booking for future events, please contact us or call Lenore Knowles, the Bookings Secretary, on 01539 823258. If no response, call Helen Dodd, on 01539 823148.

Additional safety guidance remains in place regarding risks of COVID-19 infection. Hirers and event organisers will be provided with the appropriate information. See our COVID-secure bookings page for further information.

The Memorial Hall is located beside the A6 just south of Bannisdale Bridge. In the main hall it provides for 180 people [unseated] or 108 people [seated]. Tables are available for buffets and more formal occasions. There is a kitchen which itself can be used for small meetings. There are collapsible staging sections which can be used to provide a small area of elevated platform.

The hall has an underfloor heating system and a well-equipped kitchen. The hall hosts a variety of community functions including social evenings, the annual harvest supper, Selside Sports, and varied fund-raising events and craft fairs. It is also home to regular user groups.

Visitors should note that the car park is unpaved and unmarked, and unlit at night. The entrance is directly from a busy main road and care should be taken when entering or leaving the car park. Car park users should proceed slowly, and take great care not to endanger pedestrian users. Space for disabled parking and access should be kept free adjacent to the wall of the hall.

To book:

The hall is available for societies and functions. To discuss your requirements and for full information about fees and conditions of use, call the bookings secretary Lenore Knowles on 01539 823258 or use our contact form.

View and download the following below: Hiring Agreement and Terms of Hire. This form must be completed and signed by all new hirers. See also Table of Charges.

User groups

The Selside branch of the Women’s Institute [Selside WI] meets on the first Thursday of most months. There are guest speakers at most meetings. For more information and full details of the programme see our page or use our contact form.

The hall exists for the benefit of the Selside community. Interest from new regular or occasional user groups is welcomed.


A new storage area adjacent to the kitchen has been constructed and opened over the last two years.


The Hall has a hyperfast internet connection provided through Broadband for the Mint and Sprint [B4MS] by B4RN [Broadband for the Rural North. See the WiFi tab for information and terms and conditions of use.

Charity status

Selside Memorial Hall is registered as a charity [no. 1188793] and is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation [CIO]