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Brief History

Llwchwr Workmens Club was established at 8&9 High Street around September 1939 by Albert Thomas, William Griffiths and Haydn Jenkins after they received a loan from Buckley’s Brewery. It replaced the earlier Gorseinon Social Club which had previously occupied the buildings but fell afoul of the authorities and was shutdown.

The Club building is made up of several properties that date back to the late 1880s and as can be seen in the photos below from the early 1960s the Club looked a lot different with a peaked roof compared to the flat roof we have now, also the entrance was on High Street and not Railway Terrace.

     

Over the course of 20-years between 1947 and 1967 the Club secured both the leasehold and freehold of numbers 7, 8 & 9 High Street which included the Timothy Jones shop to enable it to further expand and following some major building works in the 1970s it came to look how it does now.

 

 

Location

The Club is in the town of Gorseinon which is located approximately 6 miles north west of Swansea and only minutes from J47 of the M4. Gorseinon was a small village up until the late 19th century when it grew around the coal mining and tinplate industries.

The local area includes Gorseinon, Loughor, Garden Village and Penllergaer.

Famous people to have come from Gorseinon include:

·     Keith Allen, actor, comedian, singer/songwriter

·     Norman Gale, Welsh rugby union captain

·     Leigh Halfpenny, Welsh International Rugby Union and British and Irish Lions player

·     Michael Howard, politician: Conservative Party leader and Home Secretary

·     Leighton James, Welsh international footballer

·     Robbie James, Welsh international footballer.

·     Colin Jones, welterweight boxer

·     Lewis Jones, dual-code Welsh international rugby footballer

·     Richard Moriarty, Welsh rugby union captain

 

Facilities

The Club is a two-storey building with a large Bar, Lounge and Games room on the ground floor, the first floor has a Concert Hall with bar, Committee Room and Office.

The ground floor Bar has a widescreen HD projector TV and three flat screen TVs to show live sporting events, as well as a Pool Table and Dartboard. The adjoining Games Room has a full-size snooker table and dartboard.

The Lounge has one flat screen TV and can be used for small parties and funerals.

The Concert Hall seats approximately 140 people and can be hired for parties and other functions. Facilities include a raised stage, basic PA system and projector TV.

 

We are one of only a few venues in the area to have Sky, BT and Premier Sports.

 

You can see photos of the rooms in the photo gallery.