Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Len Gregory and the Lady Mayoress attended and nine members of the Icknield Male Voice Choir beautifully sang some Christmas Carols and presented a very amusing Monologue. In all 43 people attended.
The Lord Mayor commented on the wonderful refurbishment job Dave Keay and Gerry Pountney had made in bringing back into use a derelict Grade II building.
The project was made more difficult by the fact that the foundations only come within a few feet of the railway tunnel (the railway runs directly underneath the building).
There is a plaque on the wall inside the building, listing the people who had given assistance in making the project possible.
Carrie Weekes also gave a short presentation regarding the Community Development Trust.