Amidst the doom and gloom results of the recession, so evident in our town centre, it is always pleasing to find that not all is what it seems.
On the downside, we have suffered two major losses in terms of social activity; first, the demise of the Mere Social Club, now a building site currently lacking activity and, more recently, the shock closure of the Conservative Club, both missed by their former members.
In contrast, I am happy to comment on what I regard as a success story, having had the privilege of attending the AGM of the Railwaymen’s Social Club at Scarborough station. I think it is fair to say that to say that, notwithstanding the economic problems which exist, this club is at least holding its head above water, thanks to the efficiency and hard work of the club’s officers, committee, and staff.
Suffice to add that, by virtue of its location and attractive decor, it is a popular venue, testimony to which is a regular waiting list of applicants for membership.