It took a big effort by a small group to found it.
Stocksmoor Village Hall was opened in 1973 after years of fundraising by villagers.
Now 40 years on it is still standing and still at the heart of the community.
On September 15, more than 50 people gathered at the well used village building to celebrate its Ruby Anniversary with a big tea party.
The plan to build the hall was hatched in 1964 when a group from Stocksmoor's then population of about 290 decided that the village needed a meeting place. A committee was formed and there followed nine years of fundraising through a series of events including, a car rally, walks and dances.
The group also won a number of grants, including from Kirkburton Urban District Council and the ground was generously donated by Mr P G Norton.
The hall was officially opened on September 8, 1973 by Mr Norton’s daughter, Mary Staveacre.