Like many other properties in Keswick the clubhouse was badly flooded in December and it has been a long and hard haul to get it restored. Although there are still some minor jobs outstanding the clubhouse was essentially back to normal about two weeks ago and on Saturday there was an event to officially re-open the clubhouse and to thank the many people and organisations who, in various ways, helped the club in its time of need. Past club president Donald Holme welcomed everyone to the event and then Club Secretary and past club president, Derryck Corrighan, delivered an excellent speech in which he meticulously mentioned everyone who had helped and described what happened as a result of Storm Desmond and what remedial work had been carried out as a result. After Derryck’s speech the Mayor of Keswick, Councillor David Burn, ceremonially cut a ribbon across the clubhouse entrance, assisted by two of the club’s youngest members, Chloe Barnes and Lucy Barnes. The ceremony was followed by drinks and a buffet. This was the second time in six years that the clubhouse and green has been restored after flooding – let us hope that it was the last!

The Official Re-opening of the Clubhouse