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Report - Arley Working Men's Club, AKA "The Jam Pot" Arley Near Nuneaton June 2013

dweeb

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The club is a focal point for the
community. It is known locally as the
"Jampot". It was founded by the miners
from Arley colliery (closed 1968) the
majority of which moved from Durham
when the mines opened- "Jammie" is a
slang word for northener. The club
committee had to apply twice before
they were allowed to build the club,
the original building being based on
second hand timbers. The land that was
used was a disused army camp - 2 old
huts were removed to make way for the
club.
The club has a history of involvement
in the community and its members were
acknowledged locally as "grand chaps;
bluff and hearty, kind and generous".

I used to go to gigs here when I was a teenager. I always loved it's dated interior back then, (not to mention the ability to get served as a fresh faced 16 year old!)

The club closed a while ago and was pretty well sealed up, but a fella at work told me demolition was imminent and sure enough it was pretty wide open. Mostly devoid of stuff but the retrotastic decorating, carpets, lampshades and signs made up for it. A crawl under the floor revealed the usual retro bottles fag packets and rubbish of yesteryear.

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50's 60's sign hidden behind 70's wood paneling

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