We went to the GER Club in March Cambridgeshire for a forties dance and what a pleasant surprise it was, the club was founded in 1947 by a group of railway men hence the name, The Great Eastern Railway Sports Club. The land on which the Club stands was purchased in 1921 and a bowls Club was formed in 1922. On this land the railwaymen of March decided to build a club house to create good relations between the Railwaymen and Towns folk of March, the Club was finished in 1947.
Never having gone there before we were delighted to be entertained by the Ashby Little Big Band and Blitz Dancers, so we managed plenty of dancing whilst running into friends from our balboa dance class and very nice to see them too.
Rather conveniently we found a hotel within walking distance just down the road which was a converted cinema, now a Weatherspoon pub which was originally built in1929 and called the Hippodrome which as you will see from the picture retained many of its original features, this being the view from the balcony.
The whole weekend was remarkably reasonably priced both at the GER and the Hippodrome and with the cheapest price for a pint of beer at £1.71 a pint one wonders why anyone would be rushing for the modern trend of levelling up, unless they would want to pay £6.00 or more for a pint.
Thank you to the GER and the Hippodrome, we had a fab time and look forward to repeating it again next year.
I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent.
Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work.
I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise.
I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013.
My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie.
I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes.
I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage.
My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
It’s good to see older buildings put to good use rather than being torn down as seems to be the usual practice now!
Yes, it was a lovely building, I agree always best to put an old one to good use.