It was really nice to read your review on Patchway Labour Club. I haven’t been there since August 1986 as I live a long way from there.
I used to go to the club every week up until then and I actually paid for a life membership along with my late father, which cost, if I remember correctly £5.00.
I found the club to be extremely well organised and run by its committee; I also hold a membership for affiliation relating to other workmen’s clubs for a small nominal fee per year.
I enjoyed several years of fun and entertainment until circumstances kept me away.
The committee were always extremely friendly and helpful and I loved going to the club because not only were the drinks prices at that time less than local pubs but it was always well attended by other members and the entertainments laid on was extremely good quality.
Among many more I have seen, Gerry and The Pacemakers, The Bachelors, Joe Brown, Del Shannon, The New Vaudeville’s band, the Searchers and so on and so on. Prices were always very affordable and the venue was always well filled they most certainly understood their business.
Were I to live closer to the club I would most certainly still attend it, providing that it was of the same standard.
Regards and best wishes to the club,