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Ken Loach speaking at the Red Shed on 23rd
March 2023. See News
Presentation to Ken Loach - 23rd March 2023.
8th January 2023
Pete Rosser & friends from "Caravanserai" playing at a social evening in association with Wakefield City of Sanctuary.
12th May 2022
Biggest group of musicians ever in the Shed at one time?
The Leeds Jazz Orchestra , playing
(from 2 photos - spot the join)
East-West Beer Festival
1st May 2022,
Red Shed Players
Red Shed Players.
More Red Shed merch -
modelled by our favourite stand-up comedian, Mark Thomas (honorary life member of the club)
28th April 2022.
and Mike Glick
Peoples` Voice Cafe,
New York City.
Red Shed merch. across the pond!
NY. May 2022
16th April 2022.
The Shed rocks for humanitarian relief in Ukraine.
£1000 raised for the Red Cross.
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 front row centre.
Walter Harrison MP is on the right of the picture.
As far as we know, 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. I hope to get a better one at some stage.]
The Shed around 2001.
Picture previously used at the top of the website`s front page.
(There is a bit of photoshopping here;
can you spot it?) **
A bit of drinking action at the bar some time around 2005.
The bar has changed very little, but some of the people have a few more grey hairs,
and some are no longer with us.
Front of the Shed,
taken in 2005.
Rugby League legends
Brian Lockwood and Neil Fox
appearing at the Shed for a Rugby League themed event as part of Wakefield LitFest 2015
Yes it really was this colour for a few days during 2016.
Not blue, but grey undercoat.
It was back in red shortly after, but this picture got viewed over 1000 times on Facebook!
2020. During the Covid-19 era, with social distancing measures. Are we done with all that now??
These 3 photos are from a great website
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 show the changes to our surroundings over a period of years.
To see them along with over 250 other photos of this corner of Wakefield
(or, more precisely, grid square SE3320)
© Mike Kirby
Date taken: 07 Sep. 2008
Date taken: 06 Sep. 2010
© Bill Henderson
Date taken: 12 Jan. 2012
* These photos are copyrighted but also licensed for further reuse under a
Creative Commons License.
See Geograph for details.
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 more. Often caricatured in Red Shed Players` pantomimes.
[date of photo = around 2000]
Long-time club secretary and general benefactor.
Eddie kept the club going, sometimes almost single-handed, for some years.
[date of photo = around 1990]
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.
[date of photo = around 1995]
Wot`s this ear??
It`s Eric Clarkson.
Always ready to drop everything at short notice to come and help out
with various jobs around the club.
[date of photo = around 2005]
and Eddie Lee
- with Byron letting his hair down at a party
[date of photo = around 1995]
** The bit of photoshopping was to remove the telegraph pole and lamppost in front of the Shed.
This page last updated: 3rd March 2023