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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:14 am 
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Not the finale on Coles Corner ( :*: ),

.....BUT the BBC programme about the imminent demise of the Working Man's Club.
A documentary about this hugely important piece of British culture being in the death throes. Desperately sad.
Showed lots of scenes of elderly (and not so elderly) people enjoying socialising in Bradford.
Where will they go?
No doubt the smoking ban has decimated such a cultural lynchpin, but the documentary maker concluded that life today is just leaving these places behind. :(


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:53 am 
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I watched it too Rita and found it fascinating.I could feel the frustration of the committee member who wanted the club to offer new activities and change the status quo.Sad that many disalousioned people end up bitter and fall into racist rhetoric.

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I wanted to see that but forgot to tape it (have been on nights ).I have been a member of Garforth wmc for about 20 years now and my dad is a life member of his Wmc so i have been brought up with them,you do worry about the future of them,lots of clubs are shutting nowadays,i think the price of beer between pubs and clubs has narrowed,the smoking ban has meant less people go.


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It doesn't help that these places really are stuck in the '50's - and seemingly run by the same committees. Phoenix Nights was spot on as a parody, yet they still continue in the same stubborn way. It is very sad to see once strong communities at their wits end though.

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How is it sad -i love going to the Cleadon in shields -canny night catch the flyer -terrible turn usually-cheapish drink and good crack.


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hissyt wrote:
cheapish drink and good crack.


Is that what they serve at your club, Hissyt?!!! :shock: :*:
I believe it's generally booze, chat, entertainment and CRAIC at most WMC's!


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Your just not visiting the right places :D


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[quote="Sir-Twangalot.
Phoenix Nights was spot on as a parody, yet they still continue in the same stubborn way.

I thought that series was really good and funny................Peter Kay's character was so believable....................... :*:


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Folks just don't go out as much nowadays methinks...

Cheap booze from the Offie and Sat TV - the X Box alternative for the over 40's...


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not so the first thing i thought of when they brought the no smoking ban was"in one fell swoop they've killed the working mens clubs"


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