The Bondfield Room is our newest and most intimate room available for hire. Chard Town Council have named this room the ‘Bondfield Room’ in honour of Margaret Bondfield, a Chard-born woman who went on to become the first woman to gain a place in the British Cabinet.
A Brief History of Margaret Bondfield
Margaret Grace Bondfield was born in Chard in 1873. Educated in Chard, she moved to Brighton where, through her Trade Union work, she was elected into the Union District Council. Her trade union activities grew and in 1923 Margaret Bondfield was elected first woman Chairman of the Trades Union Congress. In the same year she became one of the first women to enter the House of Commons when she was elected Labour MP for Northampton. In 1929 Ramsay McDonald appointed Margaret as his new Minister of Labour, becoming the first woman to gain a place in the British Cabinet.
With a capacity of just 6 this makes it the ideal meeting place for one-on-one meetings, interviews or drop in sessions.
The Bondfield Room is £8.00 per hour and is subject to a minimum 1 hour hire charge 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and a minimum 2 hour hire charge outside of those hours.
To check availability or to make a viewing appointment please contact us on 01460 239567.