He said: “Like many other licensed premises in the area, the Cliffe Hall Club is going through financial difficulties and the committee is working hard to keep the place going but it doesn’t help matters when, wherever I go, I speak to people who tell me that the club has closed.
“I was told by some friends a few weeks back that it was a pity the club had closed whilst I was away for the winter at my place in Spain.
“This same story has been repeated many times since and then someone told me it again on Tuesday - it had come to him while he was sat having his hair cut.
“No wonder we struggle for customers if half of Brighouse thinks we are closed. One further story I heard was that not only had the club closed but it had been sold and the members had received a payout of £700 each.
“We have a summer snooker competition ongoing along with a darts and dominoes team that play each week.
“We are looking forward to once again having six teams in the Brighouse and District Snooker League during the forthcoming autumn but it is essential that people support the club to keep it going.”
Rachel Bray at Jeremy’s will kick off the Forties weekend on Friday night with the rerun of One Men and a Man playing a mix of popular songs from over the decades.
Saturday daytime is dedicated to the forties theme with the great ATrain Swing playing music from the golden age of swing. This starts at 1pm and goes through until 5.30pm but as an extra treat they have the popular Grace Lamont at 3pm singing war time songs.
Night time reverts back to modern times with the 9 Lives playing rock classics.
Sunday takes us back to the forties with ATrain Swing once again playing the forties songs from 1pm until 5.30pm.
Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge they have Matt Black followed on Friday night by Parapraxis. Saturday’s entertainment was still to be confirmed at time of print but on Sunday they have the Hot Rock Trio.
At The Crown this Saturday night they have live music from 9pm with band Killin Time, one not to be missed.