Double honour for Club Steward

The Club has marked the tremendous ten-year contribution made by Club Steward Allan Knaggs with a surprise presentation of a Lifetime Membership. This follows a range of awards, including the Club Awards Cricket Club of the Year for 2013.

A blur of excitement - the presentation to Allan in the Pavilion Suite on Saturday 1 Feb

A blur of excitement – the presentation to Allan in the Pavilion Suite on Saturday 1 Feb

Then, just four days later, the club has now been informed that it has won the CAMRA Tyneside Club of the Year for the second year running! A plaque now on show in the Bar was presented a year ago – there will be now be a new presentation by CAMRA officials, to be arranged over the next month.

CAMRA has praised the commitment of the club in spreading the word about the joys of real ales. There are three on offer in the Pavilion Bar and the club also hosts a five-day Real Ale and Cider Festival. The 2014 Festival takes place in mid-October – there’ll be plenty to celebrate!

Allan with club representatives (left to right) Olwyn Hocing, Peter Woodley and Nick Humble

Allan with club representatives (left to right) Olwyn Hocking, Peter Woodley and Nick Humble