The club was started in 1941. The Sheffield blitz hit the city on the nights of December 12th and 15th 1940 and its people were in a state of shock. All the men under 40 years of age had been conscripted into the Armed Services, families were disrupted, food was rationed, petrol was controlled, so the main source of news and entertainment was the ‘wireless’. Life was very bleak and the future uncertain.
This was the situation when Mrs Hard, the wife of the then minister (who was retiring) suggested that a Social Club might provide an evening of Fellowship, Friendship and Fun (for those of 21 years or more). An open to all club (whether church members or not).
It proved an immediate success and had a membership of 50+ for many years.
Well, times have changed!
Following its change of meeting time to fortnightly on Thursday afternoons, the Social Club enjoyed a successful 2017/18 session and welcomed several new members. The new season starts on Thursday 20th September and will take place in the Garden Room with meetings starting at 2.30 p.m. The club will meet approximately fortnightly, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, from late September through to around Easter with a break of about a month over the Christmas period. The programme for the coming season will include speakers on a variety of subjects from Cuba to The History of the Orient Express, The Story of an Ordinary 19th Century Sheffield Family, to Northumbria, North Pennines and the Scottish Borders and many more. Meetings last approximately an hour and a half with a break for refreshments half way through. There is an annual membership fee of £10 plus a meeting attendance fee of £1. Visitors are welcome at a cost of £3 per meeting. Please come along and join us. Alison Holden