THE PRESENT COMMITTEE STRUCTURE
Founded in 1923 and called the Pontefract Conservative and Constitutional Club the original building was constructed in 1803 by Oxford College.
From 1923 it relied principally on brewery loans for its survival until 1960 when a turnaround of fortunes by the then incumbent committee saw it prosper, so much so that an extension was added and refurbishment works were carried out to form the basis of what the club is today. A second major refurbishment program was completed in early 2004 further enhancing the bar, seating and dance area together with a modern and sophisticated lighting system, and was rewarded by being voted the Top Conservative Club in 2007 and 2011.
A proud supporter of two charities, the club presented a cheque for £2000.00 to The Air Ambulance as a result of the very popular and well supported Auction Night together with other fund raising events and collection box donations during the year.
The club currently has nearly 1500 members together with a waiting list which is testament to the hard work of past committees and has been further embellished under the present committee and a loyal, friendly and supportive membership.
Mr P Warrender
Mr H Ripley
Mr G Lockwood, Mrs J Evans, Mrs S Oates, Mr I Bloomer (hon) & Mr T Dixon (hon)
Mrs Dee-Anne Clark
Mr I Bloomer, Mr C Kemp, Mr C Morton, Mr I Oates
Mr A Millican, Mr H Ripley,
Mr J Townend, Mr A. Williams
ON THE POLITICAL SIDE
The association meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm in the Association room above the club. Members and non members are welcome to attend on any of these evenings.
Should any members have any anecdotes, photos or memories about the club they wish to share with us please lets us know and we'll do our
best to feature them.
An early 1960's price list,
where a pint of John Smith's
would have cost you 1/11
RELIVING THE PAST
Click on a picture to enlarge, or the gallery button below:
MP William Hague pictured with secretary John Astbury on his
visit to the club in 2009
Popular visit by the Chelsea Pensioners, pictured here with
chairman Cliff Surrey
Telephone: 01977 795432 / 703747
Pontefract Conservative Club, 11 Market Place, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1AG. Tel: 01977 795432 / 01977 703747
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