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Hethersett Social Club

Hethersett Social Club has its own web site which can be viewed by clicking here.

Social Club Open Day July 2007 report and pictures

Social Club Open Day August 2008 report and pictures

Social Club Open Day July 2009 report

Charity Presentations August/September 2008 report and pictures

2008 photos of the club

Social Club Open Day - Hethersett Social Club opened up its doors on July 28th, 2012 to showcase the facilities and also raise funds for the Norfolk Accident Rescue Services (NARS). Events during the day included a charity bowls tournament, junior knockout pool event, a barbecue, a visit from Norfolk Fire Service and attractions for youngsters from bouncy castles to face painting. The day was rounded off by a disco from local DJ Chris Watt. Once the proceeds have been counted up the club will be organising a cheque presentation to the charity. The club has announced its entertainment line-up for the next three months. This includes the following: August 7th, quiz evening; August 12th, children’s fun afternoon from 2-4 p.m; August 18th, Blues Brothers; August 26th, Excite Kareoke with Phil Male. September 1st, family disco night; September 4th, quiz evening; September 9th, Children’s fun afternoon; September 22nd, casino evening, September 29th, Phil Male. October 2nd, quiz evening; October 6th, race night; October 13th, Stylotones; October 14th, children’s fun afternoon; October 27th, fish and chip quiz evening in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance. Our photo opposite shows cat and dog sisters Eleanor and Harriet Lewis.

History

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.

The Present

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

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. 

Opening Hours

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

 

Our trip to Cambridge was a lovely sunny day as we sat back for the journey leaving the Club at 10.00 am ..  On arrival in Cambridge , we spent some free time looking around the shops and having lunch.  At 3.00 pm we made our way to the river and boarded the Riverboat Georgina for a 2-hour trip down the River Cam .  After enjoying a cream tea and relaxing watching the scenery along the river, we returned to our coach for our homeward trip.  Back at the Club everyone enjoyed fish and chips and settled down for some live music from Clive Paul. For photogra[phs of the visit go to the club's official web site at www.hethersettsocialclub.co.uk