WOODVILLE’S box club has unveiled its new look after a large revamp requiring the hard work from its members.
The club, in High Street, Woodville was built around 1903 on the site of an old pottery, and to celebrate its 110th year, it has revamped its large upstairs function room as well as the club downstairs.
James Bodell, secretary of the club, said: “It hasn’t been refurbished for a long while and we couldn’t just let it go to the dogs.
“We are not financially rich but we had the work done by professionals and all our committee members have put in their own time and effort and done a wonderful job.
“It is a wonderful place to be - a nice clean, family atmosphere for members and non members.”
Among the work done to the club is a new dance floor, a facelift for the bar area, and both upstairs and downstairs have been decorated, along with disabled access.
Mr Bodell added: “We have a lot more interest now because people can see the effort that has been put in.”
The club has also revealed its diary dates to August, which will include a racenight tonight, followed by a psychic night with Sophie Poynton and guest (tickets cost £8 and there is limited availability). On the May Bank Holiday there will be top guitarist and vocalist, Ray Hatfield, and on the August Bank Holiday, Elvis will be in the building from 1.30pm with Gordon Elvis, winner of the Elvis European Championship 2013.
There is also live acts on Saturday night as well as bingo.
The club’s darts team is open to anyone wishing to join them on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. If enough interest is shown, the club is hoping to have a ladies team.
It also has a classic car club which meets once a month, and ballroom dance classes most nights of the week.
Non members pay £2 on the door on a Saturday evening.