Castleford Branch Closes

Sixteen years ago on 27th May 1998 the Castleford branch of the George Formby Society was inaugurated. Sadly as of 19th October 2014 this branch will cease to exist.

Branch organiser and landlord of The Shoulder of Mutton, "Tetley" Dave Parker passed away earlier this year and since then his wife Margaret has kept the pub open and the branch as well. Now Margaret is closing the Shoulder and therefore the branch will cease to function.

The Castleford branch is a massive loss to all who supported it, probably one of the smallest branches - but also definitely one of the best! The atmosphere at a Castleford meeting was second to none and the pub regulars and GFS members who attended it enjoyed some lovely nights.

On behalf of all those members who supported the branch, I would like to wish Margaret all the very best for the future and to thank her for doing all that she could to accommodate us after the sad loss of Dave.
Peter Pollard

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