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Kennington Social and Sports Club

club_logoSituated in the heart of the village the club provides a meeting place for all members to relax in. It has a well stocked bar and for real ale drinkers guest ales are available The club sponsors three darts teams, two aunt sally teams, and Kennington United Football team along with Kennington Boys Football Team.

Wednesday night in the club is Bingo night and a lot of our senior members enjoy this along with a chance to win the Bonus Ball on the lottery There is also a meat draw on this night and one on Fridays.

Once a month on a Thursday night we have a Quiz night, which is well attended and enjoyed by all, run by the Chairman Mr Ray Westall.

The club also have a big screen and programs from Soaps to Sport are shown on this.

There are also one armed bandits and a pool table.

The Club now has a fully operational function room due to the conversion of the snooker room which comprises of a sound system, lighting rig and with all room lights controllable to make sure of a good party atmosphere. This is available to hire for the members.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership for the club is obtained for people within the village by coming into the club and filling out a nomination form and then turning up on the second Monday in the month at 7.30 where you will meet the Chairman and Secretary. The cost of membership is £17.00. Senior Citizens and Junior members £7.00.

CONTACTS

Mr. Ray Westall Chairman
Mr. Aaron Oke Secretary
Mr. Malcolm Earl Treasurer
Mr. Justin Sercombe Steward
Mrs. Tina Sercombe Stewardess
Ms Kim Smith Deputy Stewardess

Club Phone Numbers

BAR 01865 730352
OFFICE/FAX 01865 327941

BRIEF HISTORY

The Club was started in the 1940s as a youth club. run by Sam Haytree This was run in the village hall. along with The Home Guard who moved their headquarters here. A bar was put in and Kennington Mens Club. was born.

The Club did not allow Ladies to be members but allowed them in on a Friday night only. The ladies were allowed associate membership around the mid 1940s but were still only allowed in on Friday nights.

From 1949 ladies were allowed in on any night and in the 1950s the clubs’ title changed to Kennington Social Club although the entry in Yellow Pages continued to read Kennington Men’s Club up until the 1990s when the title changed again to Kennington Social & Sports Club.

1955/6 Saw the building of a New Bar and Cellar and also Toilets were put in.

After this came the Snooker Room extension and the snooker table that was inherited from the youth club was moved to its present position around 1972

Another major extension took place 1993/94 when the building of The Admirals Cabin took place. Local builder Geoff Dighton and Sons built this.and 1998 saw yet more alterations when local craftsman Claus Winkler undertook the Bar area which was revamped and extended 1999 Steve Moncur built a wall at the back of the club surrounding the cellar area and replaced the guttering around the snooker room and in 2000 D & N Builders rebuilt the back wall of the snooker room due to damage from vehicles and installed a crash barrier to protect the wall.

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