Welcome to the Legendary Labour Club

Welcome to the Legendary Labour Club. A place run by music lovers with a diy community spirit, we may not be the shiniest place in town but we have a rolling programme of music that sees visiting artists from all over the world. We also run comedy nights, community events and offer a space for promoters, parties and people with plans…

Our open membership means that everyone is welcome, come & be part of one of the nicest members-only clubs you’ll ever be in.

Any questions or info required email us at   Askllc@live.com

 

 

Our next public meeting about the future of the club is on monday at 730 pm

 

“The Last Chance Saloon” – 30 Years Old

 

Dear Colleague

 

This year, our beloved Club is 30 years old.

 

Northampton Labour Club is a full blown co-operative.  It was formally registered in 1984 (an auspicious year in so many ways) as an Industrial & Provident Society under the current legislation.

 

The Club has had a long history of being at the centre of co-operative, democratic, and socialist activity in Northampton and the County.  However, in recent years, it has struggled.  The building itself – 97 Charles Street – is still there and is a substantial asset, but activity (and turnover) has dropped off badly such that we are now at a “make or break” stage.

 

On Thursday, November 27th, at 7:30pm, an anniversary party is being held at the Club to celebrate its thirtieth year. We would very much like to welcome you to the event.

 

There will be music, drinks and snacks, but there will also be a serious open discussion about the future of the Club and its building.

 

Do you feel that this is an asset to be preserved for local co-operative and socialist activity in the coming years?  Or do you feel it is time to let the building go?

 

 

A BRIEF HISTORY

You may not be aware of some of the history relating to 97 Charles Street.  It was one of the many shoe factories in the town.  The upstairs main meeting room shows evidence of its previous use as a closing room for the boot & shoe trade.

It became the local offices for NUFLAT, and then it was passed on to the Labour Party.  The Labour Club was developed as a way of funding the entire building, to ensure maintenance could be , undertaken. Due to the age of the building there has been some major structural work.

Expansion occurred with the purchase of the house next door – 95 Charles Street – to provide more bar space as well as additional offices upstairs. This also ensured that two further meeting rooms could be developed. i

The Labour Club still continues with solid democratic and socialist traditions. There has always been a non-racism and non-sexism policy in place and political debate is actively encouraged.