From the East Kent Mercury, 21 January, 1999
GET MORE THAN YOUR MONEY'S WORTH AFTER RE-FIT
IF YOU thought working men's clubs were all spit and sawdust you
obviously haven't stepped inside the one at Deal.
£550,000 has been spent on redeveloping the West Street club which
officially re-opens this Saturday with a concert by 1970s chart-toppers
The Rubettes. Members not only get the cheapest beer around but they can
also enjoy the best facilities the club has ever had.
Secretary of the Deal, Walmer and District Working Men's Club, Paul
Dardani, said it has changed beyond recognition.
"It is more than twice its original size and everything is new," he
On the ground floor members can enjoy monthly live music in the
concert hall or enjoy a drink in the lounge bar.
Upstairs there is a snooker hall which will have five tables and an
area for younger family members to play pool.
A function room with its own bar is free to members with a small
charge for non-members.
Mr Dardani said disabled members and visitors have been looked after
in the design and there is a stair lift to take them to the first floor.
He added that as well as the music events there are regular bingo
sessions and outings will be lined up throughout the year.
The club has been a part of the town since the early 1920s and there
are around 400 members.
"We welcome people from all walks of life and all professions," Said
And at just £3 membership per year you will certainly get more than
your money's worth.