The Village Hall:
The building was originally the East Drayton Old Church of
England School which was built around 1852. In 1966 the
school was closed due to reduced numbers of students and
teachers. Trustees were appointed by the Church to
administer the foundation created and any endowments on
the buildings and land. The school was sold to the village in
1974 and became the East Drayton village hall. The
proceeds were to be invested with the Official Custodian
of Charities. In 1987 it was established that the monies
had been left in the Southwell Diocese bank account and
not invested as stated.
A new charity was created and named the East Drayton
Educational Charity with the funds invested with the
Official Custodian of Charities. This is the current status.
The income of the charity is derived from interest on the
funds invested and paid into the bank account of the
charity to be distributed by the trustees in accorance with
the charity deeds.