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Opening of the new Wallsend Boys’ Club

The official opening of the new Wallsend Boys’ Club. The opening ceremony of what was described as “the best club building in the North of England” took place on Friday 16th December 1966. It had many links with the opening of the old wooden hut in 1939. Sheriton Clements Swan was still present as club president, – a remarkable sign of commitment – and he welcomed the Duke of Northumberland to carry out the official opening, reminding the 150 people present that it was the Duke’s mother, when Duchess of Northumberland, who had carried out that first opening ceremony. In...
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New Boys’ Club’s first fund raising venture

The “new” Wallsend Boys’ Club’s first planned venture was a charity cricket match between the cast of ‘My Fair Lady’, which was being staged at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle, and a Mayor of Wallsend’s eleven.Which included members of the Newcastle United football team. The ‘My Fair Lady’ cast included Tony Britton, Wendy Bowman, Bert Brownbill, Patrick Waddington, Gwynne Whitby and Gavin Gordon, all of whom signed a commemorative programme. The game was to be staged on July 31st1966 at Bigges Main, but plans to charge 1/- admittance fee had to be scrapped because of the Lord’s Day Observance Act...
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