The hall started out life as the Carleen Men’s Institute. This was a small tin hut, on the present site, that had a snooker table in it where the men would come to play matches between each other and in leagues. It was around in 1903.
The village started saving for the hall in 1945. The first event was a Bonny Baby competition. This was won by a very young Pastor Kits, he also blessed the hall when it opened in 2001. A number of events were held to raise money.
Eventually in 1999 a trustee committee was formed to raise the funds for the hall using one of the National Lottery streams. £300,00 was raised and construction began in 2000. It incorporates the much larger Men’s Institute at the far end, you have to be a member to play. It was completed in 2001 and the hall officially opened June 14th 2001 by Councillor David Roberts.
The hall now has a management committee comprised of people from Carleen and the surrounding areas. If you would like to join the committee, please get in touch with one of the committee members.