Some of the varied goings on in the George Moore Memorial Hall over the years are recorded in the Allhallows School Log Book. On this page you can read reports that appeared in the press. 

 Press Reports of Events & Activities at GMMH

The Maryport Advertiser April 6th 1882 

On Friday evening last a lecture was delivered in The George Moore Memorial Hall, Mealsgate, on "The Follies of Life," by Dr. W. P. BRIGGS, of Aspatria. There was a very large audience, the hall being completely crammed.

The meeting was presided over by Mr. Tom P. MARTIN. A unanimous vote of thanks was passed to Dr. BRIGGS at the conclusion and a similar vote was passed to the chairman. This was the last of the winter series of lectures that have been given at the Memorial Hall during the season.

West Cumberland Times Saturday 25th October 1884

The first paper for this winter's session was read by the president, Mr. J. PENN, on Wednesday evening last, in The George Moore Memorial Hall. The subject was "Spiritual Gifts." There was a good company and a lively discussion followed.

West Cumberland Times September 30th 1903

Mealsgate Reading Room. — The quarterly meeting of the members of this reading room was held on Monday Nught. The Rev. J. WORDSWORTH, chairman of the committee, presided. There was a good attendance. Three retiring members of the committee were Messrs J. PENN, R. SMITH, and W. TATE. There was no contest. Mr. TATE did not wish to stand again, and Mr A. FULTON was nominated in his place. Messrs PENN adn SMITH remain on the committee.



The Maryport Advertiser November 3rd 1882 

On Tuesday evening last, the first of the third series of lectures for the
winter season was delivered in the George Moore Memorial Hall, Mealsgate, by Mr. Thomas THOMPSON, of Maryport. Mr. T. P. MARTIN presided, and there was a fair attendance.
The Chairman, in opening the proceedings, said it needed no words of his to introduce the lecturer. They all knew Mr. THOMPSON, not only as a public speaker, but also as a writer of several works which had obtained a wide circulation, and as the Editor of the Maryport Advertiser. He expressed a hope that the lectures in that hall would prove as successful this season as they had done in previous ones.
Mr. THOMPSON then proceeded with the delivery of his lecture, which was
attentively listened to and frequently applauded. At the close the Chairman
proposed a vote of thanks to the lecturer. The motion was seconded by Mr. J. PENN and carried unanimously. Mr. THOMPSON, in replying, said the gentleman to whose memory that hall was dedicated was a personal friend of his own, and he felt sure that if the wishes of Mr. MOORE had been consulted he would have desired no better monument than a building in which efforts were made to improve the social and moral condition of the people of Mealsgate.
The motion was seconded by a gentleman in the body of the hall, and carried unanimously. The meeting was then concluded.

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