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Athersley Working Men's Club Set To Re-Open

Wednesday May 1 2013

Athersley Social WMC Athersley Social WMC

MEMBERS of a working men's club in Athersley North that closed two months ago have been told it will re-open on May 10.

Mansfield Road-based Athersley Social WMC closed amid financial problems, but will re-open as a social club.

A license has been applied for by Gerald Hart, a regional sales manager for Sam Smith's Brewery, but there would be no provision of live music, dance or entertainment such as live sporting events shown on TV.

One club member believes there will still be snooker and pool, but the bandit jackpot will be reduced to £75 from £250.

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Reply Posted by lee on Wednesday May 1 2013 at 10:24
Might as well not bother..... no music or entertainment... its gonna end up like Lundwood club... Sam Smiths are so out of touch its unreal

Reply Posted by me on Wednesday May 1 2013 at 10:32
what a load of s--t the might aswell not bother opening it back up ,why put the jackpot down on bandit the need to use somat to get people in at least,bet it will £5 for snooker and pool how the going on ,WASTE OF TIME OPENING BACK UP ,might aswell knock it darn now and build somat else there ,because i can see it going to happen very soon how they are going on with it ,

Reply Posted by mark on Wednesday May 1 2013 at 16:49
obviously the reason the jackpot has been reduced is because of the gambling licence, so without a gambling licence there will be no bingo e.t.c wow the atmosphere sound like it will be electric.
they need to get people back in the club, but to do that they have to give incensive to do so!!!
also can we have an update on whats happening to the disgraced committee? and to the post of the steward please!!

Reply Posted by Grim on Sunday May 5 2013 at 17:46
All wmc's are dumps full of the unemployed who don't mind sitting drinking in dives coz of cheaper beer. They should all be closed down.

Reply Posted by maz on Monday May 6 2013 at 19:59
no the not dumps it depends were you live and ya they might be unemployed that's because there is no jobs no were that pays money enough to live on these days so u have to live on what u have that's me

Reply Posted by Zena on Monday May 6 2013 at 19:33
We need to go in manny road club to try an re-build it from scatch how can we re- build it if no one goes in we need to support manny road club to yet an get it bk on it's feet please support your club to get bk up an running with turns if ya don't how can ya complain when it shuts for good ya carnt if ya don't go bk in x

Reply Posted by Zena on Monday May 6 2013 at 19:39
It's alriight for peerps to say shut for good but some of USs that is memories connected to manney rd club after losing a loved one av a heart xx

Reply Posted by Zena on Monday May 6 2013 at 19:47
An as for club full of peeps on dole I av worked all my life worked prob before u was thought off so no manny road club is not full of peeps on dole

Reply Posted by Lynn on Monday May 6 2013 at 20:20
It used to be a great live band venue we need to also get the young generation of today to socialise and support their local clubs to keep them open

Reply Posted by sam on Wednesday May 8 2013 at 10:28
The comments above are just a waste of time,its no use slagging one another off,the real reason the members have lost their club is because of bad management,incompetance and sheer greed.The people reasponsible for this know this and are walking around scot free.The elusive account books are the only way It can be proved.Well I hope the people concerned have to look over their shoulders for the rest of their lives.IT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.

Reply Posted by sam on Tuesday May 14 2013 at 13:08
Is the meeting set for 14th may still on.PLEASE REPLY

Reply Posted by WAB on Tuesday May 14 2013 at 15:56
Yes - it's on tonight.

Reply Posted by kip on Friday May 17 2013 at 10:21
I am absolutely fuming with the statement in this weeks cronicle, implying that the members are at fault regarding the clubs closure.Not one member was informed or knew of the appalling financial situation the club was in.No meeting was every called and no assistance was requested from the officials of the club to any party.They were blatantly adverse towards any suggestion in regards to the succcessful running of the club,and refused the help of an auditor (FREE OF CHARGE) to handle the finances.This in its self shows the reasons this invitation was declined.They are to blame for the loss of one of the once best club in Yorkshire no one else.I sincerly hope that some time down the line they will pay the price for it.

Reply Posted by kip on Monday May 20 2013 at 11:30
So,yet again the so called officals of the club are delaying the reopening of the club,due to one or more of them not signing over to Samsmiths to enable them to take over.Maybe that once they do they then will be held responsible for the financial problems they got the club in.They have a lot to answer for,they fobbed the the members off with excusers,let them try it with the authorities.

Reply Posted by davo on Sunday June 23 2013 at 14:53
back in the 70,s and 80,s was a fantastic club to go to until the miners were shafted , then the money was not there anymore. So these person,s who think its full of dole pushes, go away you dont even know what the meaning of a workingman is. I used to go in there and there was a fantastic crowd of all types of people young and old, good turns, and a fantastic day out for the kids who would not get a holiday if it wernt for the club committe at the time. But unfortunately there will always be crooks. Hope you guys get justice. P.S i hope the people go back to the club and make it what it was A WORKING MAN,S CLUB