Spa Road, Woodhall Spa

Woodhall Spa Coronation Hall Trust Charity No. 517086

The Victoria Hotel

(Spa Baths in background to the right)

The Victoria Hotel from the back

(Site of Coronation Hall in is these grounds)


The Victoria Hotel is destroyed by fire

on Easter Day 1920

The Coronation Hall building in situ at

RAF Woodhall Spa, near Tattershall Thorpe

Coronation Hall is rebuilt on the present site in 1953

Coronation Hall in its heyday

during the 1950’s

Part of the stable wall

All that remains of The Victoria Hotel


Coronation Hall as it is now, set out for a Wedding Reception


A Brief History of Coronation Hall

In August 1946 the Woodhall Spa Community Centre Committee was formed. By February 1950 they had raised £702 towards the new Centre. They had also found a surplus Gymnasium/Theatre at  RAF Woodhall, situated near Tattershall Thorpe and after considering several possible sites had chosen the old Victoria Gardens - the gardens of the Victoria Hotel, destroyed by fire on Easter Day, 1920.

The site was cleared by voluntary labour in September 1952 and the re-erection of the building started in 1953.
On 6th. November 1953 a Grand Carnival Dance took place and this was the unofficial opening of the Community Centre.  It was formally opened by the the Earl of Ancaster on 2nd. June 1954. There were difficulties with Hall maintenance and by 1972 the Hall was leased to Lincolnshire County Council. In 2008 the hall was taken over by the Woodhall Spa Coronation Hall Trust.   
Historical Photos by kind permission of Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum