Wivenhoe Social Club?

Does Wivenhoe have a social club?  If not would this be a good idea? We have some great pubs here, amazing walks, nice places to eat and a variety of interesting events etc, but maybe we need a social group that could do these things together.  What do you reckon?

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  • Nice idea - do you envision would this include children/families? I am not yet living in Wivenhoe, btw. House is on market and planning to move here.
  • Yes, it does sound good.  Perhaps everyone interested should get together to make a plan!
  • edited March 19
    Isn't there a social club at the bottom of Park Rd?? Never see anyone in the building though.
  • Thought that was a man-shed. ;)
  • What kind of things might people hope for in a social club?

    This is a serious question with intent behind it.
  • There is the British Legion.  No military connection is required to join.
  • Do you have to pay to join? Is it for families? What events do they organise? Etc...
  • Colne Social Club is still open with a handful of members (Park Road)
  • I think that is for men only

  • The Colne Social Club is a primarily a snooker club these days (although socialising does occur within the walls) and has regular sessions for members during the afternoons and evenings. Membership is by application and both men and women are welcome to apply. PM for further details.
  • I have never been to the snooker club nor the British Legion but they don't appeal to me at all. I would like something fun, casual, exciting, random, but what about others?
  • What about something on the lines of the Arts Club as I remember it was fun and quite random too,! There will never be a club for all. But this is just a thought. Maybe there are only a few that remember the arts club! 
  • edited March 21
    I did pose the question a few posts back (I am learning that if you don't bump threads every few hours they are quickly forgotten...) as to what people might like to see in a Social Club.

    Can we have a few ideas please?

    Why do discussion forums always have to be an exchange of opinions and disagreements?

    Can't we just try to be collaborative, even if it is just on this post...?
  • Apologies if my post fell short of what is deemed as acceptable, I was just thinking out loud. I feel that a discussion is an exchange of opions!? 
  • @millie, my comment wasn't aimed at anyone in particular. Indeed I thank you for your suggestions.

    And yes, of course a discussion can be an exchange of opinions. I just wish some of these threads didn't end up being a battleground for someone to win or lose an argument. 

    Discussions achieve so much more when there is empathy, openness and a desire to seek an outcome in everyone's best interest as far as is possible.
  • I agree Millie. I think the arts club idea is very interesting and as you say we can't please everyone. A get together in one of the local pubs once a week seems like a good beginning to me and I am sure however and wherever it starts other good things will follow. Let's pick a pub, a day and a time and see what happens next......  
  • It would be hard / impossible to "re-create" the Arts club, but there might be mileage in talking to the people that started it to get a feel for how it came about and looking to transfer knowledge that to a new venture. I know that some lurk on here and could probably be persuaded to wax lyrical about the good old days if they were plied with a pint or two ...
  • Interestingly I spent a lot of time researching the Arts Club and it's origins a few years ago for the History Group.  Without someone like George Gale (money, influence, property, an interest in the arts etc) I think we will have to just jump in and see what we can do ourselves.  I like the idea of a get-together so count me in.
  • Daisy said:
    I have never been to the snooker club nor the British Legion but they don't appeal to me at all. I would like something fun, casual, exciting, random, but what about others?

    Might not the British Legion be any or all of those things?  Presumably they don't market themselves as miserable, stuffy, boring and predictable.  Might be worth trying it before starting a rival.
  • Jonny said:
    Daisy said:
    I have never been to the snooker club nor the British Legion but they don't appeal to me at all. I would like something fun, casual, exciting, random, but what about others?

    Might not the British Legion be any or all of those things?  Presumably they don't market themselves as miserable, stuffy, boring and predictable.  Might be worth trying it before starting a rival.
    Every chance
  • Tell me more? When do the meet up? Do you have to pay for membership. Where do they meet? Is everyone welcome? Etc
  • Ah, the Arts club. I remember it well.  Sadly though, many of its original members are no longer with us.  I agree with NickT, it would be hard/impossible to re-create, yet fun to try.


  • So what might the good folk of Wivenhoe hope that a Social Club has on offer?

    Perhaps a club could be formed around some of the activities that a majority of people would support...
  • Not sure about recreating what has gone before as nostalgic comparisions can often paint the present in an unfavourable light, but I'd certainly like to hear more about an Arts Club.



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