Club Had No Beer
Newspaper Clipping - Unknown Date - Unknown Edition. Taken from the scrapbooks of Mr Arthur Harker.
The older part of the building housing Brotton and District Workingmens Club was erected in 1865 and taken over by the club in 1905, and it is now to be demolished to make way for a new structure.
"We are aiming to extend the present bar, demolish the upstairs part of the building which houses the billiard's room, and spend over £21,000 on the improvement's", said Mr. Harry Dales, secretary.
Three years ago a new concert lounge was opened, costing over £12,000, and the new plans include extensions to the lounge, to seat a further 120 people.
The old building has had an interesting career, Mr. Dales pointed out. "It was a Chapel, a headquarters for the Good Templars an institute without any liquor licence, and was used a place of worship by the Roman Catholics at one time".
When the wallpaper is stripped from the walls of the main bar it is still possible to see murals on the walls. In the main bar there are 12 leaded light windows, within a flower design in stained glass, fitted by a local craftsman, the late Mr. George Waters who lived in the village.