Ashton Conservative Club marks 125th anniversary in style
Thursday 16th June 2016 10:49 Ashton News Posted by Adam Higgins

Ashton’s Waterloo and Taunton Conservative Club has marked its 125th anniversary year in style.

The club organised a day of special celebration with Greater Manchester Police Brass Band providing the entertainment.

The all-day party was organised for all club members and their friends and also included music from guitarist Martin Paul and a disco.

A Peppa Pig character also made an appearance with party games and face painting for the children.

Club committee member Leon Tamcken said: “It is a great club with great people and we are proud to be celebrating 125 years.”

Established in 1891, the club was built by the mill owners of Park Bridge (where the rivets were made for the Eiffel Tower).

It was a gentleman’s club and was a place to meet and discuss politics.

In the early years, the club would open at 9am and the papers of the day would be laid out, and members could enjoy a stiff brandy.

The club’s crown green bowls lawn was added in 1900.

The Club Committee would like to thank the Association of Conservative Clubs, Thwaites Brewery and Tesco Extra for supporting the party and to all those who attended.