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Celebrations as Wallsend club marks its 100th anniversary

Wallsend Ex-Servicemen's Club marked its 100-year anniversary.
Wallsend Ex-Servicemen's Club marked its 100-year anniversary.

Hundreds of people joined in with special celebrations for a popular building’s anniversary.

A host of activities took place at Wallsend Ex-Servicemen’s Club to mark its centenary.

And organisers say the festivities across the weekend were enjoyed by all who attended.

The event was opened by North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon and Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE.

The event stayed dry throughout, helping to boost numbers.

There was entertainment for all the family during the day, including performances by D.C.D.A. – a children’s dance group.

And youngsters were also making the most of the bouncy castle on site.

Elsewhere, the fun-day also had various stalls, with a tombola, cake stand and jewellery counter.

Representatives from the Tyne and Wear Fire And Rescue Service and St John’s Ambulance were on hand to entertain the youngsters, show them the equipment they used, and pass on safety meesages.

The club also held evening shows for adults, with local singer Junior Turner belting out some tunes on Friday; comedy duo Take This providing laughs between songs on Saturday, and Mea Deen serenading the regulars on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the club said: “It was a weekend to remember, and the club is looking towards its next centenary.”