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Working Men's Clubs

Working men's clubs may not have originated in Rotherham but in their heyday they proliferated around here like fleas on a dog. In the last few years many of them have gone to the wall as the working men who supported them quite simply don't work any more.

I'm sure that a PHD could be written on the history of working men's clubs, in fact it probably has been, but I shall not bore you with any dry old data. Suffice it to say that when we were teenagers my mates and I bluffed our way into associate membership of one by saying that our fathers were members - Wingfield I think it was. We had some wonderful nights out what with the cheap beer and the excellent cabaret.

Some working men's clubs operate a strict members, associate members and their guests policy - some do not. Some say new members welcome. It's probably best to phone up to check before going.

Working Men's clubs Advertised in 2014

Albion Road Working Men's Club
Vocalists, groups, bands, bingo. Members and affiliated members only.
Address:- Albion Road, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 512544.
Bradgate Working Mens Club
Singers, vocalists, bingo.
Address:- Bradgate Lane, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 551053.
Bramley Social Club
Live bands, groups and shows, members' nights, quiz nights, bingo.
Address:- Cross Street, Bramley, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 542527.
Brinsworth Social
New members welcome. Groups, bands,voclaists, bingo, old time and modern dancing.
Address:- Brinsworth Lane, Brinsworth, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 364435.
Brooklands Club
Vocalists, comedians, quiz nights, poker nights. BT and Sky Sports. Function room available.
Address:- 110 Rotherham Road, Maltby. Tel. 44 (0)1709 813224.
Dalton Progressive Working Mens Club
Vocalists, bands, karaoke, bingo. Free function room for over 50 people Tuesday - Friday.
Address:- Doncaster Road, Dalton, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 531306.
East Dene Social Club
Vocalists, bands, bingo, dance nights, quiz nights. Members and affiliated members only.
Address:- Doncaster Road, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 363323.
East Herringthorpe Sports and Social Club
Live groups and bands, bingo, karaoke and quiz might. New members welcome.
Address:- Laudsdale Road, East Herringthorpe, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 850659.
(The) Eastwood View
No longer a working men's club; in 2013 it has been re-branded as a pub, however it is still being advertised as WMC.
Address:- Fitzwilliam Road, Rotherham, S65 1NA. Tel. 44 (0)7771 280219 Website www.theeastwoodview.co.uk.
Greasbrough Working Mens Club
Live Bands, line dancing, dancing, bingo.
Address:- Church Street, Greasbrough, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 551117.
Masbrough Sports & Social Club
This club is still trying to continue. Country music, soul nights, etc.
Address:- Union Street, Masbrough, Rotherham S61 1AA. Tel. 44 (0)7954 372657. Website www.rotherhamtc.com/index.html.
There are also Stax O' Soul evenings at the club.
Maltby Catholic Club
Address:- Milllindale, Maltby. Tel. 44 (0)1709 812174.
Maltby Miners' Welfare
Address:- Muglet Lane, Maltby. Tel. 44 (0)1709 816937.
Maltby Progressive Club
Groups, bands, bingo.
Address:- Walters Road, Maltby. Tel. 44 (0)1709 812109.
Phoenix Sports and Social Club
The Phoenix is a unique complex providing sports and social facilities together with the opportunity for room hire either for formal functions such as seminars, or for private engagements such as weddings, parties and funerals, backed by excellent catering facilities. Restaurant Athel @ The Phoenix. The complex is ideally situated just one mile from the M1 junction 33 or 34, and has ample free parking. Sports - Golf and Driving Range , Squash, Weight Training, Angling, Cricket, Football, bowls, badminton, table tennis, Hockey. Social groups - Bridge, Drama (Phoenix Players) and Opera ( Phoenix Operatic Society who meet at Rotherham West Community Hall, Brinsford Road, Brinsworth, S60 5DT on Wednesday nights 7.30pm -9.30pm.).
Address:- Brinsworth Pavilion, off Bawtry Road, Brinsworth, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 363788. Website www.phoenixssc.co.uk/
Rawmarsh Trades & Labour Club
Bands and Vocalists, auctions. Members and associate members only.
Address:- Whiteleys Avenue, Rawmarsh, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 522825 or 522265.
Reach (Ferham) Social Club
Live acts, regular dancing, keep fit, room for hire. Public welcome.
Address:- Ferham Courtyard, Kimberworth Road, Rotherham, S61 1AJ. Tel. 44 (0)1709 561257.
Rotherham Rugby Club
Live music, bar and buffet available for group bookings, bars open 7 nights a week to the public.
Address:- Off Clifton Lane, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 408162.
Roundwood Pavilion
Bingo, music nights, quizzes, party nights, Sunday carvery, function room for hire.
Address:- Off Green Lane, Rawmarsh, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 826061.
Ryecroft Club Ltd
Vocalists, bands and groups, bingo and buffet, dance nights. No membership required. Free function room and concert room.
Address:- 33 South Street, Rawmarsh, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 523971.
(The) Trades previously Rotherham Trades Club
Bar open to all, function room.
Address:- Behind The Bridge Inn, Greasbrough Road, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)114 2513313.
Thurcroft Welfare Institute
Live Bands, line and sequence dancing, quiz nights and bingo. Members only. Over 18s only.
Address:- Katherine Street, Thurcroft, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 700910. Website www.thurcroftminers.co.uk.
Treeton Miners' Welfare
Live Bands, vocalists. Concert room free for private functions.
Address:- Arundel Street, Treeton, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)114 2693155.
Wickersley Social Club
Vocalists, groups, bands, dance nights, quiz nights. Members, associate members and guests only.
Address:- Morthen Road, Wickersley, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 543294.
Woodlands Club
"The Woodlands is a private members club a Beautiful Victorian Venue set within one ace of mature grounds and within a short walking distance from Rotherham Town Centre. We are Open 7 days a week (see club facilities for opening hours). Free Parking / Disabled Access / Covered Stage Area / Outdoor Covered Smoking Area
Address:- Doncaster Road, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 382777. Website www.thewoodlandsclub.co.uk.

Other

I cannot be certain that all these clubs are still open. If you have any further information please let me know.

Albert Social Club
Address:- Christchurch Road, Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham.Tel. 44 (0)1709 872134.
Anston Working Men's Club
Address:- Main Street, Anston, Sheffield. Tel. 44 (0)1909 562257.
Barleycorn Working Mens Club
Address:- Barleycroft Lane, Dinnington, Sheffield. Tel. 44 (0)1909 562210.
Bowbroom Working Mens Club
Address:- Thomas Street, Swinton, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 582149.
Burlington (Wath) Club Ltd
Address:- High Street, Wath upon Dearne. Tel. 44 (0)1709 872133.
Kilnhurst Working Men's Club and Institute
Address:- Victoria Street, Kilnhurst, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 582197.
Rotherham Rail Staff Social Club
Address:- Lindum Terrace, Doncaster Road, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 375400.
Silverdale Social Club
Address:- 25 Lordens Hill, Dinnington, Sheffield. Tel. 44 (0)1909 562248.
Silverwood Working Mens & Officials Club
Address:- Doncaster Road, Dalton, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 850438.
Swinton House Club
Address:- Fitzwilliam Street, Swinton, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0) 7918 627440.
Swinton Working Men's Club
Address:- 2 - 4 Station Street, Swinton, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 582201.
Thrybergh Sports and Social Club
Address:- Oldgate Lane, Thrybergh, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 850224.
Thurcroft Top Club
Under new management Jan 2013.
Address:- Woodhouse Green, Thurcroft, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 739642.
Thrybergh Working Men's Club
Address:- Hollings Lane, Thrybergh, Rotherham. Tel. 44 (0)1709 850224.
Wath Central Working Men's Club
Address:- Sandygate, Wath upon Dearne. Tel. 44 (0)1709 872061.
West Melton Working Men's Club
Address:- Barnsley Road, Wath upon Dearne. Tel. 44 (0)1709 872162.
Woodhouse Mill Working Men's Club
Address:- Retford Road, Woodhouse Mill, Sheffield. Tel. 44 (0)114 2692910.
Ye Olde Village Club
Address:- Church Lane, Dinnington, Sheffield. Tel. 44 (0)1909 562324.

Page amended Jan 14

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