HOYLAND Common WMC has been hit hard after a burst water pipe ruined equipment and two rooms.

Club president Mick Whittaker, said the water came through the loft into the committee room on Saturday afternoon soaking instruments, amps, speakers and a mixing desk belonging to local band Vanquish.

It then caused the ceiling of the snooker room to give way with tiles falling from the ceiling.

Mick has been in contact with insurers and says it will cost about £35-40,000 to rectify the damage.

He said: "It was seriously coming down, it took us about an hour to get the water turned off at the mains and the water which was still upstairs had to come down."

Members managed to cover up the snooker tables to protect them but they had to pull up the carpet as it has been badly damaged.

Luckily there was a plumber next door in the concert room at a children's party who managed to step in and help out.

He had his tools with him and turned off the water supply. "That must have been divine intervention," Mick said.