The Benedictine Social Centre, Glenluce Drive, Southfield Green,
CRAMLINGTON, Northumberland, NE23 6YA
Contact: Keith Taylor 01670 715106 firstname.lastname@example.org
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It all began in September 1972 at the Blagdon Arms in Cramlington Village, Northumberland.
The club was the idea of Sandy and Terry Dean who organized and ran things until 1982 when they left to live and work in the USA. We have kept in close contact, and now have a good number of Yanks we are pleased to call friends. They visit as often as they can.
Since those early days we have seen many changes, made lots of friends, some of whom are sadly no longer with us. After moving from the Blagdon Arms (the landlord had to close the room because of fire regulations), the club moved around various venues in the area. The first move was to the Railway Tavern.
Then back into the village when The Plough pub was built.
Unable to find an accommodating landlord or venue the club re-
The next move was back to Cramlington village when we took up residence in the Comrades Club. Then to the The Clef & Cask (The Hind) in Dewley, not so far from where it all began. The club is now at The Benedictine Social Centre on Glenluce Drive.
Our guests to the club cover a wide variety of music and styles, from blues to folk. From day one Cramlington has always had a strong backbone of resident singers, songwriters and musicians.
The long life of the club is testimony to their professionalism.
Keith Taylor (left) with the club’s founders Terry and Sandy who now live in Michigan. Audrey Taylor (right)