Bowhill club closure marks end of an era

Bowhill War Memorial Club, Cardenden
Bowhill War Memorial Club, Cardenden
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A CARDENDEN landmark is set to close its doors for the final time this weekend.

Bowhill War Memorial Club has been the venue for many community events over the years, but this weekend the premises in Station Road will close.

The news has been met with sadness in the area, as many people have fond memories of the venue which was a key community hub for a long time.

On the Bowhill Club’s Facebook page a statement sharing the news reads: “Although the Bank of Scotland have been very supportive to the club over the difficult times in the past few years, and with less and less people coming into the club, it has been decided that the club will be going up for sale, and will close its doors for the last time on Sunday, June 2, 2013.”

The page on the social networking site has attracted over 50 comments from people expressing their sadness at the news and sharing their memories - both from socialising and working at
the club.

Ian Chisholm, councillor for Lochghelly and Cardenden, told The Press this week: “It’s a sad day for Bowhill.

“I think its fair to say its symptomatic of the pressures on many social meeting places.

“Pubs too struggle against the double whammy of higher prices and folk staying in for social evenings.

“In a place as tight knit as Bowhill there are wider issues of suitable venues for large groups.

“All of us must use or lose not only the private facilities but support our community centres as well.”

Bowhill Club was known for its weekend entertainment, with Hot Banana regularly playing at the
venue.

However, despite people asking for one last night of entertainment on Facebook, there is none organised for this weekend.