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Thread: Diamond Jubilee WMC Pontefract Febuary 2016

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    Default Diamond Jubilee WMC Pontefract Febuary 2016


    Had my eye on this a while now so thought id have a look round, better than i had expected but it has been bricked for years.
    Origanally opened as a doctors surgery when the doctor retired he left the building to the people of south kirkby.Then it was turned into a club which had turns on every week and was successful until the pits shut.

    There was a st johns ambulance first aider coarse run upstairs in the club around the year 1992.



    Local company Empress Leisure, who succesfully bought and refurbished the Beeches Club in Hemsworth, which was then trading successfully, took over the club in April 2006 and said "The club is very much like The Beeches, run down due to pit closures and the general (financial) climate change in the area.
    "The club has struggled for some years and was on the verge of closure. The club consists of a 230-seat concert room, tap room, lounge, games room and a beer garden.Dukeries entertainment acted as booking agents. Dukeries already acted for The Beeches Club, in Hemsworth, and their company act for clubland stars like Mynx, Relish, Tony Wallace and many other top acts.
    Sadly the club shut a few year later and has been stood derelict ever since.



















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    It's not bad that Wappy, I enjoyed it, Thanks
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    Nice one...love the safes!

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    As often is the case, it looks much nicer from the outside. From your report it sounds very large.. Local ones near me are much smaller. Nice photos!
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    I wouldn't mind visiting here, nice one Wappy :)

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    Good photos, but pretty well thrashed.
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    like how the beers still connected up. Great photos too.

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    Nice find, thanks for sharing :)
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