Sally Thomson lived in Norfolk, Sissinghurst and Sedlescombe before settling in Hawkhurst, taking over her parents’ house in the village. Working with a large company of architects in the area of industrial design she developed a keen interest in building design. While in Sissinghurst, Sally ran a B&B and in Sedlescombe was actively involved in running the local village hall.
She feels that while Hawkhurst has grown hugely it has a lot to offer – yet there is nowhere in the village for people to get together or hold large functions/events. Sally was one of the founder members of Hawkhurst U3A which has flourished to over 300 members – this clearly demonstrates the pressing need for a suitable building that will serve the many clubs and societies, for all age groups, as well as social functions.
Sally joined the Trust to work towards that end: creating a fit-for-purpose community centre that will bring the village together.
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