A social club marked a special milestone as it celebrated its 100th birthday.
Shotton Colliery's Comrades Club was set up by a group of ex-servicemen, returning from war, who, rather than going to other pubs in the area at that time, decided to form an organisation where they could meet. After much organisation and meetings, the club was officially opened on 7th February 1920 and is still popular today.
To mark the special anniversary, the club slashed the prices of its drinks, held a party for children during the day including entertainment such as face painting , balloon modelling and a bouncy castle and hosted a party on the night time for adults featuring a soul band.
There was also memorabilia on display showing old photos and memories of the club and its punters over the last 100 years.
Club Secretary Stephen Parkin said: "The events over the weekend went really well and all received a good turn out from the public. The comrades is really popular in the community due to it hosting regular entertainment, flexible opening hours during the day and reasonable prices. I Believe that's why we have managed to stay open for so long and continued to grow year upon year."
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