Archive | June 2016

Diamond Jubilee Club, South Kirkby

The Diamond Jubilee Club in South Kirkby, Pontefract set for demolition:

https://planning.wakefield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=O6P0X0QQ01T00

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Not a particularly beautiful or historic building, or in a scenic area, but the demise of an old drinking establishment is never too welcome here.

There is also a glimmer of social history in these clubs, that is as of yet under-recognised, but the bittersweet working class culture of Pheonix Nights was born out of these function halls, which always demonstrate the austere approach to celebration this generation of Brits had.

In the land of Nandos and Wagamamas, it can be nice to see these fragments of an authentic and mercurial culture that can never be emulated elsewhere.

 

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