Hethersett Social Club
Hethersett Social Club has its own web site which can be viewed by clicking here.
What is now Hethersett Social Club started life as the Old School and in 1920 was set up as a village and tennis club for 100 members who met for drinks and games of bagatelle or draughts. The entrance fee was 2s 6d with a weekly subscription of 3d.
In 1933 it was threatened with closure after a deficit of £220 was discovered and rumours that a private company owned by shareholders had a large holding in the hall. Apparently the hall was vested as property in three trustees - His Honour Judge Herbert-Smith, Mr H. W. Back and Dr Deacon.
1938 saw the hall registered as the Village Hall Social Club with a newly elected committee and rules. In 1939 the first AGM took place, membership was 200, a licence was obtained and a steward - Jock Patterson was appointed.
Today Hethersett Social Club is an integral part of the community, offering a vast array of facilities to the membership. An extensive re-furbishment in 2006 offers members and guests a comfortable environment in which to enjoy their time and the outdoor bowls green was totally re-laid to accommodate EBA and Federation matches.
Other sporting facilities include a well-equipped snooker room with four tables including one match table, darts and pool. Entertainment is provided with live music on Saturday evenings; bingo; line dancing; casino evenings; quizzes, karaoke and summer barbecues. Outside is a children's play area, large terrace and, more recently a "smokers' shelter." In keeping with all public establishments the club operates a non smoking policy.
Activities are designed to cover all age groups with particular emphases on the family. Children are welcome with parties and discos and an annual outing around September is well supported and enjoyed.
Hethersett Social Club is in existence to provide a centre for the community and, although plans are ongoing to improve and extend the facilities, the main aim of the Management Committee is to preserve the cordial and sociable atmosphere.
Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 with a junior membership for 16-18 year olds and reductions for Senior Citizens are also available.
Hall for Hire
The hall is available for hire for private parties or by groups and societies. The club has facilities for a projector and big screen.
Present opening hours are:
Tuesdays to Thursdays - 7p.m to 11p.m
Fridays - 7 p.m to midnight
Saturdays - 11.30 a.m to midnight
Sundays - Noon to 10.30 p.m
Event Reports 2009