SOCIAL CLUB BOOKLET
These 19 page booklets were found, literally in freshly-wrapped
bundles, in the side office to the left as you enter the "stage
room." As you may observe, the front cover has been used to form
the basis of the "corporate identity" of this website. Many
booklets were in mint condition and although we rescued a few, we
left an awful lot more behind (and if my memory serves me correctly,
every recipient of a cone-shaped "gratis" was given one
too - see here). It's a pity
because, had we taken more, we could have mailed one to any interested
party through this website. Still, all you really need to see is presented
here below anyway.
bulk of the booklet is made up of badly typeset advertisements for
local businesses - which is rather amusing and dated. There appears
to be no other point to the publication. So much so, that it clearly
wasn't very popular - evident by the truckloads left behind - even
though it was given away free. Read on, and you'll understand why...
front cover of the CRCMH Sports and Social Club booklet 1979 -
with ads for 2 Bourne End businesses at the bottom (do they still
magnificent and simply "fascinating" intro page to the
booklet - indeed, the only thing in it that isn't just advertising
material. A "fun" read indeed...
And in case you
might like a game of shove half-penny or two with those wonderful
people from the CRCMH Sports & Social Club, here's the application
form for you. But ooh, the decisions!...Shove half-penny or darts?
With choices like that, who needs bungy-jumping? Though it may have
something to do with the fact that the intro page (see above) exists
solely to complain that nobody is interested in joining the social
club and it may be forced to close down. Perhaps that's the real reason
why the CRCMH closed down itself - the NHS executives just couldn't
stand darts. Just a thought.
and before I go - For those of you who have been waiting since 1978
for the answers to the crossword in the previous edition, here they
are. Better late than never.
the question for 17 across: "What did the matron do to the CRCMH
cabbage in order to lapse into a coma?". Any other question possibilities