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Final weekend for Bridgwater Sports and Social Club
WHILE the opening of Bridgwater’s swimming pool today marks the start of a new era, this weekend sees the end of another, as the final matches are played at Bridgwater Sports and Social Club.
The Mercury is inviting readers to share their memories of the club.
Whether you played football, bowls, cricket or skittles, whether you worked at British Cellophane, or whether you just enjoyed a birthday party, wedding reception or other special occasion there, we want to hear from you.
Andy Farkas, chairman of Bridgwater Sports FC, is preparing for an emotional day tomorrow, when Bridgwater Sports Reserves take on Merry Monk FC.
It will be the last time a Bridgwater Sports side takes the field at the Sports and Social Club pitches.
For the rest of the season, the club’s three sides will use pitches at Bridgwater College Academy’s sports centre.
Andy, 42, told the Mercury: “It’s quite an emotional time.
“Everybody at the club is well aware of its long history here.
“I started playing here 25 years ago, when I started working at BCL as a 17-year-old.
“At the time, it was just for factory workers but soon after it was opened up to the whole community which enabled us to field three sides.
“It’s a fantastically run club with strong foundations – it’s not very often that players leave the club.
“As well as working here, I used to come down to the club on weekends.
“I had my wedding here, my daughter’s Christening, my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary.
“The club has been used by so many people who have grown up in Bridgwater.”
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