The club or Fairmile Hospital Sports and Social Club was formed back in the 1960 or at least that is when the clubhouse was built. I used to go up there at 14 as I was an associate member from the fishing club and play snooker on a full size table with my friend. The club was also used for other functions and quite often held Disco's back in the 1960's & 70's
The club just before Christmas 2010 with all the furniture thrown out in a pile
Some of the club literature the club used to hand out to people, this was found in the room beside the Hall
The club seen from the window in Goring ward on the 23rd December 2010
By the middle of January 2011 the place had gone.
A couple of months later the footings had been dug and they were pouring the cement for the new building.
It was not many weeks before you started seeing scaffold going up
Then the prefabricated walls were going into place.
The top sections and insulation soon followed
and the building started looking like the flats that they were going to be.
December 2011 and the building looked like this, not much more to finish it off.
February 2012 and the place was nearly finished.
This is a view of the place where the club used to be taken from one of the buildings built on the old club and staff car park