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Front 2005
Taken 2005.
Can you identify the two reprobates sitting outside ?   They both still come in regularly.

These 3 photos are from a great website www.geograph.org.uk which is a national photography project where you can find pictures from every corner of the country (or upload pictures of your own if you can`t find the place you`re looking for)   These pictures were taken at various times and show the changes to our surroundings over the last few years.
To see them along with over 250 other photos of this corner of Wakefield (or, more precisely, grid square SE3320) look here

Front 2008
Mike Kirby
Date taken : 07 Sep. 2008
Front 2010
Date taken : 06 Sep. 2010
Front 2012
Bill Henderson
Date taken : 12 Jan. 2012

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A few photos from inside the club

A bit of drinking action at the bar from some time around 2005. The bar has hardly changed since then. Some of the people have a few more grey hairs though.

Temp. bar
A temporary bar put up in the large room for one of our beer festivals. Not sure which year ; it could be 2005. The same arrangement has been used each time we have organised one of these events.
Big screen in the large room. 
Available for film shows, important rugby league matches on TV, etc.

Blasts from the past

No longer with us, but remembered with plaques on the bar wall :

The one and only Marshy.
"I shake my bloody head" as he allegedly once said, and then everyone else started saying it for him.
This is Colin Marsh ; at various times club president, secretary and treasurer.  Also handyman, birder, life & soul of the party and much more.  Often caricatured in Red Shed Players` pantomimes.

Eddie Lee

Long-time club secretary and general benefactor.   Eddie kept the club going, sometimes almost single-handed, for some years.

The legendary Byron Cassar.
Greek resistance fighter, cook, bus driver, steward of the Labour Club . . . you name it, he did it.
If you were never on the sharp end of some of Byron`s comments  (such as "You Trotskyists should all be lined up against the wall and shot" if you were a member of the Young Socialists, or "What you think this is - a night club - huh ?" if you came in less than half an hour before closing time)  you haven`t lived.

Eric Clarkson

Always ready to drop everything at short notice to come and help out behind the bar or with plumbing and other jobs around the club.

Byron & Eddie
Byron and Eddie

- with Byron letting his hair down at a party

Opening day

Opening day - 24th September 1966

A group of the founding members on the club doorstep.
Alice Bacon MP, who came to perform the opening ceremony, is at centre of the front row.  Walter Harrison MP is on the right of the picture.  As far as we are aware, none of these people are still living, but we would like to identify as many of them as possible.  If anyone can help with this, please get in touch.
[This is a scan of a rather poor quality version of this picture.  Best I can do at the moment, but I hope to get a better one at some stage.]

A few artists who have performed here


The Kirkbybeats

(performing 1960s pop music) 
Regular performers here for several years now.

Andy Irvine

Andy Irvine
- Great Irish folk singer
(also played in bands such as "Planxty")
24th Oct. 2013
Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

- whose career as a standup comedian started with gigs at the Red Shed whilst studying at nearby Bretton Hall College.  Mark is featuring the Shed in his latest show now on tour around the country.

Best known generally for their top ten hit "Tubthumping"
Best known here for songs of protest.
When the band broke up in late 2012, one of their last gigs was at the Red Shed.


Attila the Stockbroker

This page last updated : 28th August 2016

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