Proms Night is back, this year featuring the acclaimed Kirton Brass Band. Tickets are limited to 150 so reserve your tickets and avoid disappointment!!
NEWS 13/07/2021!! KARAOKE NIGHTS ARE BACK!!
Join us Saturday 24th July 8PM - LATE
NEWS 08/07/2021!! Watch Euro 2020/21 Final Here
Come and watch the Euro's FINAL - ENGLAND V ITALY Sunday 11th July
NEWS 22/05/2021!! EASBTA Dog Show
The centre hosted the first event of the year today. The East Anglia Staffordshire Bull Terriers Association held their dog show here. There were 80 entries and what looked like at least two humans to each entry. That made for a packed venue with many mouths to feed.
Thanks go out to Jan, Babs, Dan, Helen and Dave for catering the event and all the general organisation that events like this call for. Thanks to JoJo, Abbie and Emma for managing the bar.
We look forward to welcoming EASBTA back again in September.
Re-opening day is getting closer as we finish the small amount of remaining jobs to do. 7th May sees us open for outside service followed by normal (with Covid rules) service on 21st May. Please see opening times at the bottom of the page.
We are pleased to announce that the club will re-open for outside service only in line with predicted Covid 19 restrictions on Friday 7th May 2021. Normal service will resume on Friday 21st May. In deciding this we have taken account of the possible poor weather in April which would almost certainly not be enjoyable for our customers when outside. However, now that we have refurbished the club and the main hall we look forward to welcoming back everyone and hope we can enjoy the second half of the year with friends and family at the club.
17th March 2021 - Finally Some Diary Dates!
As lockdown measures easy the club is planning some great nights to get us all entertained again. Whether it's quizes or Karaoke, gin nights or music nights we hope to lay it on for you.
We are pleased to be able to host another
Last Night of The Proms on 18th September 2021
This year our guest band will be the fabulous
Kirton Brass Band
Look out for more details and ticketing information but here's a taster from their Proms night at Blackfriars Theatre, Boston in 2019
Absolute Christmas Returns 18th December 2021
Kirton Band returns to entertain us with all the Christmas greats - Santa will make his usual appearance and we'll finish with a Karaoke till late
Here's another snippet of the band performing at Baytree Theatre in December 2019
27th Feb 2021 - Hall Painting Completed
Stage 1 of the hall refurbishment is now complete with a fresh coat of paint. Still ongoing are decoration of access areas, new doors, new heating vents and flooring to the bar area. All this will be done before we open which we hope will be soon and in line with covid lockdown easement. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!!
19th Jan 2021 - Lizzie Hall Set For Decoration
The Whaplode Drove Badminton Club in partnership with the new PFA Whaplode Drove Elizabethan Centre Committee, based at the social club, have received a grant from The Cambridge Community Foundation. This will go towards decorating the main hall of the social club in Whaplode Drove and works will commence immediately. Thanks to all involved and we look forward to showing everyone when we re-open.
Covid Closes Us Again
Sadly, on November 5th, our brief re-opening from 4th July came to an end as Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc. We were hoping to welcome everyone back on 2nd December 2020 but that has been quashed by the latest national lockdown. Fingers crossed for a speedy return everyone and Stay Safe!!!
Hi.This year we are trying something a little different for Halloween where the children of Whaplode Drove go on a Halloween walk from the social club through the village and for every pumpkin that is spotted they get a sweet or treat from their parents. We are encouraging all residents to display a pumpkin or a picture of a pumpkin so the children get some enjoyment from Halloween in these uncertain times
Also the Elizabethan Centre will be creating a Haunted Playground so people can walk through, whilst remaining socially distanced. The haunted playground will be open from 4pm for children to visit and the bar will be open from 12 noon. Also Food will be available on the day from 4pm.
All the above will be in line with current coronavirus guidelines
News - 16/10/2020
The social club has teamed up with Amazon Smile, which is great news. You can support the club when you shop with Amazon by clicking on the link below. This will take you to your own Amazon account and when you buy, a small donation is passed to the club. Please support this as every little helps in these difficult times for all businesses. Thanks to Dan Barnes for negotiating this deal and to you all for supporting the initiative!
News - 01/10/2020
Due to the latest restrictions placed on the hospitality sector, we are now closing at 10pm prompt with last orders called at 9.30pm. To allow for greater enjoyment of the club in these new times we are adjusting our opening times. Thursday 7.30pm to 10pm - Friday 6.30pm to 10pm - Saturday 12 Noon - 10pm (all day) - Sunday 12 Noon - 3pm
News - 11/07/2020
Our new safe order system is working well. We've installed screens at both order and pay points at the bar for the protection of our staff and customers. There's a one-way system and one order point/one collection point
News - 08/07/2020
After reopening on the 4th July we had a great weekend catching up with friends that had been off the radar for months. The weather was reasonably kind to us all but somehow that would not have really mattered. We had to rely on bottled beers as the delivery of draft beers had not arrived in time. When we open on Friday this week we will once again have beer on time which is great news for all!
FRIDAY - 5.30PM - LATE
SATURDAY - 12 Noon - 3PM and 7.30PM - Late
SUNDAY - 12 Noon - 3.00PM
Please follow the instructions and guidance on the signage as we have implemented safety protocols to protect everyone
Thanks to Jilly for a great night of Karaoke on 14th March and to all of our fabulous singers. X Factor and The Voice are missing some superstars! Thanks also go to Drew and the NECI FC Football team for sponsoring some really cool raffle prizes and voting Barney Barnes singer of the night. The above video link captures the moment
The Elizabethan Centre, Parsons Lane Whaplode Drove PE12 0GB
Whaplode Drove Social Club is based at the Elizabethan Centre which was officially opened in 1980, featuring appearances by The Tremeloes and The Searchers when the hall was first opened.
There's a stage which can be used, plus roof-drapes which can come down for functions. The Social Club was opened a year later in 1981, the main reasons was to support the centre.
The money to build the centre which houses Whaplode Drove Social Club was raised by local people of the area. The aims was to supply the Whaplode Drove district & local community with a social club, function hall and children's play area. It's a place for everyone to attend and enjoy.
Killer Pool Nights
Car Boot Sales
Regular Quiz Nights
We are a free membership club, which you can join on arrival. Friendly & welcoming Atmosphere. Different Ales & Lagers, a selection of bottled beers, wines etc are served. Club telephone No. 01406 330768