We are proud to announce that on Saturday 17th November we will host a “CLASSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA

Internationally acclaimed soprano Janice Watson will perform, supported by the Elstree Mozart Players and the Borehamwood Brass.

For tickets at £10 please phone Pat Strack at 020 8386 3157 or email her Tickets will also be sold at the door.


Over 60 customers regularly hold meetings, functions and events at Allum Manor each week, ranging from toddlers and babies’ groups to keyboard sessions for the over 50s and afternoon Tea Dances. We host Pilates and Yoga classes and provide meeting rooms for the NHS and local residents groups.

The Hall is used Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for men’s and women’s keep fit and Ballroom Dancing. Every other Wednesday the fantastic Nearly Golden Oldies group meet in our Hall.


We can still offer you rooms in the Manor House building, particularly Thursdays and Fridays, so if you’d like a room simply phone 020 8953 3415 or email us on Our main Hall hosts large functions such as Bar Mitzvahs, Engagements, weddings on weekends (including Fridays), and we have some available dates in January, February and in the summer. The Hall can hold functions of up to 470 guests or be split to suit functions of 100 to 230 guests. Visit for full details and a form you can send with your requirements.


In November 2017 we hosted a brand-new event “The Aldenham Transport Spectacular”, “a fayre full of memorabilia and ephemera surrounding buses and transport”. The event is named after the old Aldenham Bus garage which is now the site of Centennial Park in Elstree. Why not see for yourself this 3rd November?



Allum Manor is a Community Centre serving Elstree, Borehamwood and surrounding district, as well as attracting guests from far wider afield.
It is operated by a Charitable Trust and is a limited company.

The Centre consists of a listed Manor House offering 8 rooms for hire, and the large Allum Hall offering accommodation for up to 470 guests for social events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs, concerts, exhibitions, etc.

We are looking for a new Deputy to assist our Centre Manager, working with a team of six. Our new DCM will have experience of hiring out rooms and halls; experience of sales and marketing would be very desirable.

Computer literacy is essential and experience of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is desirable. Customers and members of the team will rely on information you record, so accuracy and attention to detail are important attributes.

The hours will be on average 25 per week, some of which will overlap with the Centre Manager. The successful applicant will be expected to adjust their attendances on occasions to meet customers in the evening or at weekends.
The annual salary will be £15,000 and will be reviewed annually.

To apply for this position, send your CV, along with a covering letter explaining why you feel you are suited to the post to:

The Centre Manager, Allum Manor,
2 Allum Lane, Elstree, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3PJ.
Tel: 020 8953 3415 E-mail:

A New Look For an Old Friend

Based in Allum Lane, Elstree, for over 20 years Elstree, Borehamwood and District Community Association (EBDCA) has hosted a wide range of community events,
from exercise classes to Wedding Receptions.

At its recent AGM, Chairman Jim McKean announced that from 29th November
EBDCA would trade under the new name of "Allum Manor – House & Hall".

After a comprehensive review of marketing activities the Board of Trustees
authorised a complete re-brand and a more active marketing programme
to increase awareness of the Hall and the House, and so increase the service
they deliver to the community.

Mr. McKean commented “We wanted to highlight the unique features of
Allum Manor and decided to use the services of local professional designers,
printers, sign manufacturers and other suppliers.”

Guests at the AGM were given copies of a new brochure and shown new outdoor signage as well as an indoor banner. They were invited to learn more about Allum Manor by visiting its new website and Facebook page.

“We want to spread the message that Allum Manor is here to be enjoyed by all our community.” said Mr. McKean. “With the benefit of this new marketing material
we have started a focused advertising campaign starting with an advertisement in January’s Wedding Supplement of “Hertfordshire Life Magazine”.

“We’ll be tracking the results achieved and will continue to invest selectively in marketing and refurbishment based on what our users tell us, so please do let us
know what you think of our new look Allum Manor – House & Hall.”

For further information concerning this Press Release please contact us by phoning 020 8953 3415 or by emailing to

Aldenham Transport Spectacular

Allum Manor Hall recently hosted for the first time the  “Aldenham Transport Spectacular”, an annual fair for transport fans in general and bus fans in particular.  Over 20 stallholders exhibited their books, photos, badges, timetables……. something for everybody!  During the
6 hours of the fair over 400 paying visitors filed into Allum Manor Hall.  Most had come via the nearby railway station.

Organiser Guy Bowden was delighted that the fair attracted so many fans. “We organised a transport fair here, all the staff were brilliant in helping us. Some of the trustees [of Allum Manor] attended the event and were very happy and pleased with what we have done. Everyone liked the lighting in the hall and how spacious it was.”