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Social club closure vote passed

By ashley ball, Wombwell/Dearne Reporter Tuesday 15th July 2014
Pd54919-2 The Mitchell and Darfield Social Club

THE once thriving Mitchell and Darfield Social Club will be sold after the committee voted to close it due to lack of custom.


The club on Roy Kilner Road, Wombwell, opened in 1962 but a declining membership and dwindling trade led to the club committee's decision to close.


Groups based there, including a karate club and Highfield Ladies' Club, have been given notice and the club is expected to close in the next two to three weeks.


The club is owned by its membership - currently about 60.


A spokesman for the five-man committee said: "The decision was made at a general meeting last month. It was recommended by an accountant as we could not make any more cutbacks.


"Just one person other than the committee members turned up to the meeting.


"We had no option but to close. We did not want to see it happen but there has been a real lack of support.


"Rather than get into debt by continuing to open it up we decided to close. We have all had enough."


Although there is a 60-strong membership, including life members, few people had actually been coming through the doors.


The spokesman stressed no money was owed but that three bar staff and cleaners would be made redundant.

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Posted by Michael Osborne I Wed 16th Jul 2014 at 11:14pm

A big shame as been there a lot over the years for family does including my mum and dads silver anniversary and grandma's 80th bday party as a kid. Sad lose. My smypathy goes out.

Posted by gerald swallow I Thu 17th Jul 2014 at 2:23am

If its guna go pls sell the pub to a housing company like strata or ben baileys or barratts homes to build on dont sell it to be made into another foreign takeaway allow it to b made into lovley homes like them built on perfectas old land thank you from a old regualar

Posted by mario I Tue 5th Aug 2014 at 3:02am
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Posted by grahamharper I Tue 5th Aug 2014 at 3:04am

THAT TIME GRAHAM HARPER ANSWERED A QUESTION ON QUIZ ALL PUB WA IN SHOCK THINK HE MUSTA HAD A SHOCK TO BRAIN CELL OH WELL

Posted by martinheyworth I Tue 5th Aug 2014 at 3:07am
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