Miners’ club to close its doors

Denbeath Miners Welfare Club
Denbeath Miners Welfare Club

A tradition stretching back more than 90 years is reaching its end this Saturday, with the closure of Denbeath Miners’ Welfare and Social Club.

The club has operated for the last two years from the old Scout Hall in Institution Street, next to the former main building, which closed in 2013 because of soaring maintenance and repair costs.

However, dwindling use by a number of the 120-strong membership – and continued complaints about noise – has persuaded the committee that closure was the only option. Chairman Frank Graham said it was “hard” to accept, as it had been “a good club”.

A final evening of entertainment is being held on Saturday to mark the closure, while the small number of local organisations which met in the venue are looking for alternative premises.