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Club facts section

This section covers club facts - how and when the particular clubs were formed, the range of facilities the clubs offer and a few historical details.

 Although perhaps not as amusing or as nostalgic as some of the club stories these are nonetheless pertinent as a permanent record of the club movement.

Read how Coventry’s Hen Lane Social gained a reputation for serving the community across the decades.

Idle WMC signThen there’s the facts surrounding Idle Working Men’s Club.  See how you can apply for an "Idle Working Mans Pass".

There’s a few lines about Green Lane Ex-Servicemen’s Club whose beginning was very humble!   Also in Coventry, Coombe Social celebrated it’s 75th anniversary in 2008 - Ruth visited for the Anniversary Concert and found out a few more facts for the site.

This is followed by more first-hand details gathered by Ruth on her visit to Radford Social.

Cwmaman, home of the "Stereophonics" boasts Cwmaman Club.  This club’s history includes recovering from a devastating fire.

Tiny Parkhill Social in the picturesque South Yorkshire village of Firbeck.  This club was originally the village school whose benefactors included the St Leger family of horse racing fame.  Later in it’s history it became a club for the staff of a country house visited by the Prince of Wales and Mrs Simpson.

frontcoverThe terrific people at Old Windsor Club have supplied us with loads of information tracking the history of their club



Situated on the Suffolk coast Kessingland United Working Men’s Club provides a tremendous variety of activities for current members and actively encourages new members.

One of our web designers favourite clubs and in his favourite resort in Lincolnshire.  Sutton-on-Sea Social Club is just about as close to the sea as it’s possible to get - just one flight of steps from the club grounds and you’re among the beach chalets on the promenade.

If you find yourself in the South Yorkshire area - or driving along the nearby M!8 - make sure you have your pass card handy for a visit to Wickersley WMC Social Club.

Across in Sheffield we have some interesting information about Dial House Club which is sadly no more.

There’s information about Selby Railway Club and developments in the National Federation of Railway Recreational & Sports Clubs

Ian Middleton has submitted some interesting facts about Lode Social Club over in Cambridgeshire.

Another valued contributor, Graham Knagg, has supplied some very interesting facts associated with Northenden Social Club over in Manchester.

In early 2009 our very own Ruth Cherrington paid a visit to Innisfree Social in Newcastle as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations.  Despite failing to win a game at bingo it sounds as if Ruth had a memorable time.

Susan Quinn the Club Secretary at Boscombe Conservative Club near Bournemouth has kindly submitted an article and photographs detailing the club’s history.

Next on the list is some tremendous information about Sunniside Social Club in the North East.

Also in that area Ruth has given us some details about the history of Darlington Club and Institute

Situated in the heart of Easterside, Middlesbrough opposite The James Cook University Hospital.  Beechwood and Easterside Club

Darren Lack has kindly sent us some information about New Houghton WMC near Mansfield in Nottinghamshire.

From Skegness on the Lincolnshire coast we have details about the fortunes of Skegness Ex-Servicemen’s Club.  There’s a link to video footage of an horrific fire which destroyed adjoining buildings.

If it’s sports you are after, and you’re in the North London area, then Bush Hill Park Club is the place to head for as it offers bowls, tennis, table tennis and snooker. 

Firmly added on Ruth’s list of places to visit is Bentinck Miners Welfare at Kirkby in Ashfield   Plenty to do here for all the family and a few spooky goings on as well.

Some interesting facts can be found on the website developed for The Wesley Road Club in Trowbridge. Club Historians have published just a few - Wesley Road Club.

A little information about Langham WMC in Harringay, North London.

Jamie, a representative of Alcan Mardon Social, tells us about their difficulties.  We can only wish them luck for the future

A little history following a visit to Shiregreen Club, home of The Full Monty.

 

 


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