User Groups


The “Over 21 badminton Club” has been meeting at Lydbrook Memorial Hall since 2009. Meetings are at 20:00 to 22:00 every Wednesday. The club has a few racquets and supplies shuttlecocks. Dress is casual rather than particularly ‘sporty’.

Before meeting at the Memorial Hall, the Club played at the Old Community Centre in Coleford and records show that the club started in 1968.The Club was open to all residents of Coleford and surrounding areas who were 21 years old. Other activities such as table tennis, chess and cards took place at the Club.

In 2009 the present Club moved to Lydbrook as the Community Centre was to be demolished and a new Centre built, which is now known as The Main Place”. This new Centre does not have facilities for badminton.

The Club is suitable for people seeking gentle to moderate exercise and is a good way to meet new people, it is not really suitable for players of league standard.

For more information, contact club secretary Sue Brain on 01594 835427 or email her here.

1970 Badminton club members-Jethro Forester
Jethro Forester donated this picture of the 1970 Badminton Club members, along with the following identifying caption:          Back row: 1 John Knight, 2 Eric Hoare, 3 Mike Brain, 4 Mike Meredith, 5 ?, 6 Don Knight.
Front Row: 1 Harold Walton 2 Joan Creed, 3 Janice Knight, 4 Jane Hale, 5 Judith Brain, 6 ?, 7 Charlie Punter.              If anyone can fill in the blanks, we’d be most grateful. (contact me using the ‘contact’ tab at the top of the website. Thank you.

Joan added: “… We played in the memorial hall until the balcony was considered unsafe then we played for a while down at Reeds”

Bio for player

Lydbrook Players

The Lydbrook Players amateur dramatic society formed in 1986.  The group annually puts on a pantomime for Christmas entertainment, and currently also performs a play in the Spring, together with supporting events in and around the Lydbrook area.

Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings at the Lydbrook Memorial Hall.  Many of the original members are still involved in all aspects of the group’s shows including performing, writing and directing.  The group supports the Lydbrook Memorial Hall and Recreation Ground charity and regularly helps the Trustees in the running and maintenance of the Hall.

The group is open to all, and new members are always welcome to come along and join in for all aspects of putting on a show, which includes all the work that goes on backstage as well as on stage.

Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings at 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall and new members are always welcomed.

If you are interested in joining either just come along or email us at

Lydbrook Parish Council

Lydbrook Parish Council. on the web. Information on Lydbrook Parish Council, information from the village of Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

Lydbrook Parish Council

Lydbrook Parish Council covers the civic parish of Lydbrook which includes Upper Lydbrook, Lower Lydbrook, Worrall Hill, Joys Green, Hangerberry, Hawsley and Stowfield.

The council meets every second Monday of the month at 6.30 pm in the Memorial Hall. Every meeting starts with a public question time. There is no need to submit a question in advance, but you are advised to do so if a detailed answer is required.

The council is made up of eleven members elected every four years on the same date as the District Council elections. The next election will be in May 2019. If insufficient candidates are nominated the Council can co-opt .

Details of the Council’s membership, agendas and minutes are available on their website:


Royal British Legion

The Lydbrook branch runs the local organisation raising money for veterans of all campaigns via the poppy appeal and various function held at the hall through the year.  They organise the remembrance service at the hall on armistice day and maintain the Lydbrook memorial that is such an important part of the heritage of the building.

If you’d like to keep up to date with events in the hall and the Recreation Ground, please click on the link at bottom left and fill in the short form. Then you’ll receive an email every time there’s a new post on the Blog page.

%d bloggers like this: