A new look at one of Eynsham's oldest institutions, kindly supplied by Michael Cross.
History: The Club was founded by and for soldiers / sailors / airmen returning from the Great War in 1919. Originally called the Eynsham Institute it was later renamed Eynsham Social and Sports Club and the land the club was built on was purchased by the Club in 1956 from Oxfordshire County Council. Initial fundraising paid for the village War Memorial, with surplus funds being added to the proceeds of many different projects to purchase a wooden hut erected in Swan Street where the modern club premises now stand. Ninety-three years later the Club's origins are not forgotten - and indeed should never be forgotten.
Membership: The Club is a members-only club, for residents of Eynsham and the surrounding area. Application forms are available at the club.
Annual membership: adults (over 18) £15.00; seniors (60 and over) £7.50.
Activities: The Club has a thriving licensed bar, open 7 days a week with occasional extended hours at weekends. Regular entertainments include discos, live groups, bingo, quizzes, race nights, skittles and occasional adult evenings. There is also an annual senior citizens' Christmas Party; Harvest Festival Auction; and Grand Christmas Draw.
The Club boasts three full size snooker / billiard tables, supporting several teams playing at the highest level in the Oxford League. We also have cribbage teams, Aunt Sally teams and two football teams.
Young members (children): The Club actively encourages family membership, with several events for young people during the year: Children's Disco, Christmas Party, Halloween, Guy Fawkes and Carnival themed evenings.
Special occasions: The Club is also available for hire by members for parties, weddings etc: please get in touch. Why not call in one evening? Visit the website >>
Eynsham Sports and Social Club FC.
Back row, L-R: George Roberts, Lewis Clarke, Ross Gardiner, John Ayres, Tom Bryant, Dan Clifford, Max Leach, Josh Hall, Stuart Fathers; Front row, L-R: Tom Smith, Ash Bowerman, Matt Walker, Lee Parsons, Chris Thatcher.