Leyton Cross Social Club

The heart of our community

Upcoming Events


  •  29/10/2021 08:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Bingo is back - Your favourite caller is waiting in the wings to welcome you back. £10 per strip, over 18's only Please book your table in advance and email leytoncrosssocial@gmail.com

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  •  06/11/2021 08:00 AM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Experienced and versatile solo singer and acoustic guitarist. £8 Members - £10 Non Members

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  •  14/11/2021 01:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK
  •  26/11/2021 08:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Bingo is back - Your favourite caller is waiting in the wings to welcome you back. £10 per strip, over 18's only Please book your table in advance and email leytoncrosssocial@gmail.com

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  •  28/11/2021 11:00 AM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Its Back! our much loved Christmas Fete, Save the date in your diary - more details will follow: Stall holders - if you are interested in having a stall please email us via the website contact us page.

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  •  04/12/2021 06:30 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Our Dinner Dance this year will be supported by a fabulous band we all know and love - its Gambler!! Tickets will go on sale at the AGM - its always a great night and one not be missed. Ticket prices and number availability will be released nearer the time.

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  •  17/12/2021 08:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Christmas Bingo Fun and Giggles as always £10 per strip, over 18's only Please book your table in advance and email leytoncrosssocial@gmail.com

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  •  31/12/2021 08:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Come and see the new year in with us! Fabulous night, great company, great music. This is a family event, children welcome. Ticket prices and availability to be released nearer the time.

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  •  16/10/2021 07:30 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Quiz is back £4pp

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  •  10/10/2021 01:00 PM
  •   Leyton Cross Social Club, Tredegar Road, Dartford, UK

Hall Hire


TO BOOK THE HALL FOR A PRIVATE EVENT YOU MUST BE A CLUB MEMBER AND HAVE BEEN A MEMBER FOR A MINIMUM OF 1 YEAR.


A non-refundable deposit of £10 to be paid at the time of booking.
The balance of the full hire charge is due for settlement no later than 6 weeks prior to the hiring date. This is only refundable in the event of a cancellation at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
All cheques to be made payable to Leyton Cross Social Club.
Hire of the hall will be subject to the agreement of the conditions which you can download below. Failure to comply with the conditions will immediately cancel the Hirer’s use of the hall and will render the Hirer liable to legal action.

for a complete list of our Terms and Conditions please download the attached document and return to us.


Current Covid 19 Rules for anyone wishing to hire the hall COVID 19 rULES FOR HIRERS SEPTEMBER 20.docx

APPLICATION DAY OR EVENING BOOKING.pdf

Memberships


TO BECOME A MEMBER 

Initial Joining Fee £5 per person.  Renewals due 30th September each year.  Any lapse in membership will necessitate a new application for membership, plus an additional joining fee.

Annual Fee £10

To pay directly into the membership account please pay to 

LXSC Membership account

Sort Code 20-25-43

Account number - 93131882

By applying for membership you must agree to adhere to the rules and by-laws of the club

We will always invite you down to the club to see if you like it before accepting any new memberships and new members have to be agreed by the committee.


Updated Membership Form June 2021.docx

Blog


Autumn Update

The shorter days are here, it not only brings changes to the colour of the leaves on the trees it also brings the darker nights and colder mornings.

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Where did the Summer go?

And in the blink of an eye the holidays are over.

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History of leyton cross social club


A little history about the origins and formation of             Leyton Cross Social Club To begin…………… Sometime during WWII, the seed of an idea was planted by a few families in the area central to Leyton Cross road to bring together families firstly aiming to lift the spirts of young children by organizing sports days held on the playing field at Oakfield Lane with their parents occasionally enjoying a game of cards over a tipple, and I’m sure endless cups of tea.  Soon after the war ended this now growing group of families were able to lease the empty land in Tredegar Road at a very reasonable rate, and with the efforts of mostly volunteers funded the construction of a timber framed Hall on the site. The founder members formed a small committee and the dream of a Club for the community was up and running.   

I’ve got ahead of this story…………… So, here’s some known background knowledge of the site prior to war time………. At the turn of the century into the 1900’s the area was a mixture of arable land, orchards and a pig farm with some cottages to one side of Tredegar road (only a dirt track at this time).  It must have been in the early 1920’s that a Kent gravel mining company purchased the site, including the land behind and to the left of the Club who then over a relatively short time excavated hundreds of tons of sand/gravel leaving an enormous pit.   

We know that in 1928 the site exhausted of its gravel was sold to the prominent Dartford Engineering Company of J & E Hall who were licensed to use the site for the back fill of primarily foundry sands and ashes………I say primarily as over the years building projects found not only deposits of molten metals, stainless steel lathe swarf and even old leather boots ( but, alas never a pair!) and in 2010 when a sizable grant from the “National Lottery” was won, which plus our own savings, enabled us to constructed a new slightly larger and insulated rear Equipment Store areas, replacing the old damp an cold concrete construction……… and during which time we unearthed a WWII tin hat (but sadly not much was left of it).   

So, getting back to the story…… through the late 40’s and 50’s the social side of the Club flourished holding a few dances each year and numerous more frequent social gatherings. 

Until………… I guess in around 1956 when the Committee and Trustees decided to have building plans drawn up for a new Building to provide a large Club Hall, Kitchen, and toilet block areas… funded through donations from its growing membership and obviously a quite sizable mortgage. This also allowed the purchase of the land which did at the time extend to the rear which now is the road way to the bungalows in Wallis Close……. This land subsequently sold to the estate developers in the mid 70’s.   

The main building was completed, as we all know, in 1958 and managed by a very active Management Committee who were tasked to run and look after the Club, carrying out most of the monthly maintenance jobs and up keep of the Club and grounds. The Club had by this time a full-time caretaker and regular cleaner with volunteers plus committee members tackling everything but necessary specialist work that they couldn’t themselves cover.   

Through the following decade funds allowed for the creation of firstly the side Bar extension, completed in 1976, then eleven years later construction of the bar lounge and furnishings in 1987, and also then upgrades to the toilet facilities and fitting of new window units.     In the early 1980’s the committee strived and succeeded in getting a large grant from the “Foundation for Sports and the Arts” enabling the internal Hall area to get a full upgrade, including a refit of the Kitchen area. Moving forward, the original bar was replaced with, what we now see, back in 2000, which has recently been refitted with additional drinks cooler units.   

Also, over this difficult past year or so, we have undertaken the noticeable re-varnishing of the hall floor plus the necessary roof re-surfacing job, and pretty much the redecoration of the whole Club, plus curtains, radiators (the list goes on and on).   Getting back to what went on at the new Club facility in the sixties………. Dinner dances, Singers, Bands, Discos, Quizzes, Car Rallies, race nights and even bonfire night parties were the main stay of the social calendar……. and most still are! organized by the Committee and volunteers, and thanks to the support of our members who enjoy coming along. Also, it can be said that the Club certainly would struggle to meet our running costs year on year were it was not for our valued and regular hall hirer’s.  Just for instance, since I think the late 1970’s there has been, without missing a year, five different and varying preschool play groups and long may they continue to serve our ever-changing community.   Going back again…… in the 1950’s and through the sixties the Club hosted a weekly and well attended whist drive card school and ladies keep fit sessions for a considerable number of years, and also a “home” wine and beer making group (what nights those were!), together with a Brownies Troup, the yearly bonfire and firework display for .Guy Fawkes Night, plus Race nights, Darts, Quiz nights and of course, a longstanding dog training school, all which were for through these early years and beyond the main stay of the regular events enjoyed by all our Club members.   

Moving on………Formed in the early 80’s we still have a well-attended weekly Short Mat Bowls section and a monthly Bingo Night, plus lots of hall lets giving the members the opportunity to take come and take part Line Dancing, or weekly Yoga and Pilates classes. We are also home to “Leytra”, the local Active Retirement Association held on usually the third Thursday afternoon of each month. 

Interested in anything we get up to then please see our Webpage for full details and contact details should you wish to be a member of the Social Club.