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New Jehovah’s Witness hall nears completion
Members of two Jehovah’s Witness groups are putting the finishing touches to their new hall which has been built entirely by volunteers.
Kingdom Hall, in Peel Road, has been the site of worship for Jehovah’s Witnesses from Harrow and Stanmore since 1938.
The new hall has been built entirely by more than 200 volunteers from the borough and further afield.
In April this year the old hall was demolished to make way for the new building, which will be home for the two congregations.
Member of the Harrow cngregation, Len Defoe, said: “I have to say it has been terrific fun. All of us have really enjoyed the project and I don’t know what we’re going to when it’s done.
“We’ve needed a new building for some time now. The old one just wasn’t big enough for the two congregations.
“What I think is really great about the whole project is that no one has been paid to work here. We’ve all made time where we can to come down and do our bit.”
Joe Shim, member of the Stanmore congregation, said: “Doing the work here has been fantastic fun.
“People walking past have been stopping and asking us about the project and giving us their support.
“It has taken a long time to get to this point, but having all of us put this work into it makes it really worthwhile.”
The work on the site was over seen by Regional Building Committee of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which includes professional tradesmen who help with the purchasing of materials, planning and building the structure.
Numbers of people working on the site for each day of the project varied from 20 up to 130.
Finishing touches are being made to the site before the first meetings at the hall which are due to take place next month.