The Rector of Thruxton, Rev Ian Tomlinson, dedicated the newly-restored War Memorial Hall after Sir George formally cut the ribbon.
Connie Moss, Chairman of Trustees of the Hall, explained how the project had finally been completed and thanked all those who had helped.
"Connie and her fellow Trustees have done a superb job with this building. It risked becoming a white elephant; as a listed building, it could not be demolished, but it was no longer fit for purpose. Money was being raised to keep it going, but a more far-sighted approach was needed."
"With the help of the Rogers Trust, the Trustees got support for a Feasibility Study, which in turn led to successful applications to grants from the lottery via the Heritage Fund, and also from Hampshire County Council and Test Valley Borough Council. The Trustees raised about £1/2 million to carry this project through - a huge sum for a small village."
In her speech, Connie Moss thanked Simon Chandler, the site manager, and Colin Osmer the builder for the quality of their work; and the Parish Council and the Village Association who had helped with funding.
"The architect, Lynda Brown, has done a superb job in the renovation and the hall now has all the facilities that are needed in the 21st century. It is an ideal venue for a wide range of functions and events."