The Loyd Lindsay Rooms: A Potted History
Built by Lady Wantage as a memorial to her husband, the Loyd Lindsay Rooms have always been a facility for the local community of Ardington, Lockinge and the surrounding villages. As well as a village hall and kitchen, the original Rooms included a bath house – it cost 3d to take a bath in one of the three public baths provided!
1903 – Present Day
A Memorial to Lord Wantage
The Loyd Lindsay Rooms were built in 1903 by Lady Wantage as a memorial to her husband. The building was designed to benefit the communities of Ardington and Lockinge and included a village hall, with kitchen, and a bath house. It cost 3d to take a bath in one of the three public baths provided. This room, at the rear of the building, later became a snooker room.
Renovated in memory of Mr A. T. Loyd
In the late 1980s the Loyd Lindsay Rooms were renovated by Christopher Loyd in memory of his father, Mr A.T. Loyd. An extension was built on the west side with a new entrance and toilet facilities and the kitchens were modernised.
Opened by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
The refurbished Rooms were opened by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on 26th May 1990.
New Dining Room opened by Lord Jenkins
Since then a dining room and patio area have been added on the east side. This was opened on 17th October 1997 by Lord Jenkins of Hillhead.
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1989 refurbishment 1989 refurbishment HM The Queen Mother greeting Christopher Loyd in May 1990 at the opening of the refurbished Rooms In 1990