The Anonymous Widower

Will The Last Member To Leave Please Turn Out The Lights!

There is a touch of sadness about the closure of Trimdon Labour Club in Tony Blair’s old constituency of Sedgefield.  But it is a pattern that is being followed all over the country, as clubs;political or otherwise fall on hard times.

So why do I say there is a touch of sadness? Some people, mainly of a certain generation, will mourn the loss of a quiet place for a drink, where theyt can talk about their leeks and whippets and moan about the government.  Most will not as the club, and especially those that were run by and for men, have had a good run and their time is now past. And there are better and more exciting places to spend an evening.

My father used to go down the Conservative Club at the end of the road and always left my mother at home.  To most couples these days that is just not how you behave, as there is so much more to do!

So in truth, as another club throws in the towel, it probably means that a whole group of people have already found a better life.

I’m very Marxist (Groucho tendency) on clubs, in that I wouldn’t join any that would accept me as a member!

July 23, 2010 - Posted by | World | ,

1 Comment »

  1. My mother in law, widowed when her children were young, spent a lot of time in the British Legion club in the village where she lived. I noticed the other day that the one in Cheadle Hulme has now closed down. Again, probably far fewer people even eligible to be members of that.

    Comment by Liz P | July 23, 2010 | Reply

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