The Centre, steeped in history……

The Signol Community Centre is one of the oldest buildings in Romiley and was originally the first Methodist Church dating as far back as 1840.

Mrs Anne Signol bought the run down building in the 1970’s and transformed it into the hub of the village, creating a place where children could learn gymnastics and was the place to be when school was out.

Together with ‘The Sigfield Follies’, Anne raised thousands of pounds for many different charities including Christies Hospital.

Signol Follies performing at The Romiley Forum

The centre was running up until the late 1990’s/early 2000’s but sadly stood still for many years after that.

But a chance encounter saw Anne bump into someone who virtually grew up at the centre, spending all her spare time performing in the pantomimes Anne put on at the local Romiley Forum.

The two hatched a plan to get the centre back into the community and in 2015 The Signol Community Centre was launched.

Kerry and Anne

This week will see our very own This is Your Life tribute wall dedicated the centre and in particular to Anne, who has worked tirelessly raising money over the years and continues to do so.

Its huge but we still dont think its big enough to fit everything in! Watch this space!

In June the centre will hold a charity fashion show with proceeds going to CRY -Cardiac Risk in the Young, dates and times TBC

Anne’s book The Football Trials is still available to buy from as well as direct on Ebay

2 thoughts on “The Centre, steeped in history……

  1. Ellen

    Brilliant Kerry. How can I support the fashion show?


    1. Kerrytibenham

      Hi Ellen thank you, I’m just confirming the date but it’s looking like 18th June. I’m looking for some models if you’d like to help? I’m doing it, just a bit of fun! It’ll be £5 a ticket with a raffle etc then the fashion show. It’ll be a great night for a great cause ❤


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