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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 picture 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, Penyrheol and Penllergaer.

Famous people to have come from Gorseinon include:

  • Rugby players Leigh Halfpenny, Phil John, Richard Moriarty, Norman Gale and Lewis Jones

  • Footballers Leighton James and Robbie James

  • Boxer Colin Jones

  • Policitians Michael Howard, Lord Garel-Jones and David Rhys Grenfell

  • Singers Elin Manahan Thomas and Gwynne Howell

 

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, Office and storage rooms. There are Ladies and Gents toilets on both floors, there is also a disabled toilet in the Lounge room.

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 a dartboard 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 HD 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.

Llwchwr Workmens circa 1960
Gorseinon Social Club