Story & photo: Brent Moya
When a change in landlord prompted the new owners to increase the rent, many feared the Companions Club on Barnsley Road faced closure. However after several rounds of talks, a compromise was reached, which enabled the club to remain open.
New vice-chair, Bob Bridge provided a few choice words, “The Sheffield Companions Club, like so many others, was recently on the brink of closure after 40 years at its present location on Barnsley Road. However, thanks to some skilful negotiation and hard work by the newly appointed management committee, the club is open for business as usual and, from 1st April, we are renewing memberships and encouraging new members to join.”
Bob outlined the importance of the club, “Many people will not be aware that this club for ex-service men and women provides a place to socialise and enjoy the fellowship of others, something that is unique in the area. We aim to provide many opportunities for community activity within the club as well as being available for functions.”
The Club needs the support of its members, old and new, so anyone wishing to get in touch should ring 0114 242 5332. Those with links to the services, including reservists and cadet forces, are eligible for membership at only £12 per annum.