Ex-Corrie star launches South Shields club’s new country and western night

Armstrong Hall is to host country and western nights organised by Bethany Edge, right, with manager Eddie Proud and Alison Eglintine, left.
Armstrong Hall is to host country and western nights organised by Bethany Edge, right, with manager Eddie Proud and Alison Eglintine, left.

It’ll be stetsons at the ready for dance fans as a new country and western night is launched at a South Shields club.

Former Coronation Street star Bruce Jones – who played Les Battersby – will be at the Armstrong Hall on Friday.

Bruce Jones - Coronation Street's Les Battersby - will be in South Shields for the country and western night.

Bruce Jones - Coronation Street's Les Battersby - will be in South Shields for the country and western night.

The actor will be starting the club’s first country and western night.

Manager Eddie Proud, who took over the running of the club in Stanhope Road, South Shields, three months ago, said: “Since we took over we have been working hard to bring more entertainment to the club.

“We were approached by a country and western group who wanted to bring country and western nights back to South Shields.

“They have lined up a top band for the night and we also have Bruce Jones attending.

We’ve been working hard to bring more entertainment to the club

Eddie Proud

“Things have been going quite well since we took over and we are starting to get a lot more people through the doors.”

The country and western nights are set to be a fortnightly feature.

On the night there will be raffles and bingo as well as the chance to meet the former Corrie actor, who played the role of cab driver Les until 2007.

Mr Proud added: “We have a lot of plans and ideas for the club and hopefully the country and western nights are just the start of it.”

Tickets for the country and western night are £2 and are available from the door.

Entry on the night is £4. Doors open at 8pm.

For information on the venue, to book a function or if you are a band interested in playing at the Armstrong Hall, contact Mr Proud on 0191 456 7414.