Castleford has always been a good place for George Formby.Eighteen years at The Shoulder of Mutton with the legendary character “Tetley” Dave Parker and then in 2016 a nice re-birth at The Flarepath Club led by Andy Poppleton. Now the group have transferred just under one mile down the road to the (appropriately named) George V WMC.Please do not think though that The Flarepath was not a good venue, we had some great nights there and the local people of Castleford proved to be a great audience.The George V is much more suitable to accommodate the amount of people that support the branch. A large concert room with a brilliant stage, a lovely bright bar area with various friendly staff to serve you, good stage lighting for the concert, and a massive car park which can cater for everyone who drives. In short, probably as a good a venue as any GFS branch could hope for!The Castleford branch has always been well supported and this evening was no different. Members travelled from various places including Wigan, Nottingham, Durham and all points of South and West Yorkshire and a good representation from Castleford.A great crowd with plenty of quality players to make the evening go well. On top of the great entertainment was a lavish supper, prepared by Jean who previously prepared the suppers at the last venue. Jean's suppers are always the best and this evening the same standard was maintained.
New Venue for Castleford
George V WMC is a winner!
There is no charge for the Castleford meetings but if you take supper, a nominal charge is made for that although on this occasion the supper was paid for by popular member Tom Stratford as he celebrates his 85th birthday in a few days.There was plenty of GFS stars on show this evening, but the real star was the club itself.Castleford GFS is here to stay!