With regard to the Franklands Village Social Club closure, may I say that Franklands Village Football Club (sadly, also no longer in existence) was a completely separate organisation from the social club.
As a member of both, I made it my business to get on the social club’s committee to lobby for its hours to change to be open without a break on Saturdays from 11am (I think) till normal closing time (11pm).
It was previously shut during Saturday afternoons when the football club was playing, but the change not only accomodated the interest in the football, but also significantly increased the social club’s bar revenue.
What a great pity both organisations are now consigned to history, and I write as someone who has a real interest in football (from October till April inclusive!) and permanently in beer, but a real LOVE of cricket with which the social club had no context.
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