When the workingmen’s club was the place to go to

Home From Home.

Home From Home.

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Local film-maker Gary Wilkinson is about to screen his latest documentary, Home From Home, which charts the story of workingmen’s clubs in Tyneside.

The screening of the DVD, which will take place at 2pm on July 27, in the Library Theatre, South Shields, is being hosted by the Wednesday Heritage Club.

“Sadly all tickets have gone for this event,” said Gary. “But there is a reserve list.”

Home From Home features the British Legion Club, in Queen Street, South Shields, with interviews by North East comedian Ned Kelly, musicians Joe Peterson and Michael ‘Mad Dog’ Davis, as well as entertainers Wayne Miller and Iain Cunningham – telling stories from the years they played the clubs.

Pam Carroll, steward at the British Legion, talks about how the clubs have changed over the years. Copies of the DVD will be on sale on the day.