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A BRIEF history of the mainstone club 

As Mainstone estate expanded, two of the residents Anne Henderson and Lynne Crewe spoke about starting a day nursery but no premises were available,

on 22nd September 1975

A meeting was held and the first committee was formed, THE MAINSTONE PLAY GROUP + COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION.

THE NEW COMMITTEE CONSISTED OF

CHAIR - Anne Henderson

VICE CHAIR - Lynne Crewe

SECRETARY - Mrs S Vogwell

TREASURER - Carol Torr, now a trustee

committee members P Moore, M Howard, M Miller, M Davies, L Mundy, C Le Grice

The derelict Mainstone farm was suggested. A builder Mr Backaller was involved, the land was cleared, and a access road from Pattinson drive was created.

Let the fund raising begin... Consisting of raffles, jumble sales, BBQs, coffee mornings, donations from various businesses. The first year, 216 a purchase of a wooden hut was put into place, the building was badly vandalised and was disposed of in a sale for 50.

1981

Another building was purchased from Dulwich hospital, for the sum of 3250. Volunteers from the community laid the concrete and eventually the building was erected.

A Social club was established and was opened on Friday through to Sunday

87/88

The building was in need of replacement so fund raising and loans were required

95/96

The new building is complete and inaugurated by David Jamison MP

98

Construction on the extension, some monies was given as a national lottery grant

we are now harvesting the seeds that were planted at Mainstone farm 24 years ago.

PRESENT DAY 40 YEARS ON:

Current Directors:

Tom Jones - President.

Maggie Fuge - Managing Director.

Dave Bees - Director.

Carol Torr - Company secretary.

 

Current Community Association Committee:

Don Keating - Treasurer.

Rick Billingham - Membership Secretary.

Geoff Isaacs - NHW Representative.

Lin Keating - Committee Member.

Carol Torr - Committee Member.

Brenda Truscott - Committee Member.

 

Current Sports & Social Committee.

Mark Lowe - Chairman.

Don Keating - Treasurer.

Rick Billingham- Membership Secretary.

Nina Hyndman - Entertainment Secretary.

Carol Torr - Committee Member.

Chris Wasley - Committee Member.

Alan Hamling - Committee Member.

The club is still going strong with different functions, and regular entertainment. The community association is still going strong with regular events such as bingo and monthly markets + barn dances etc.