Rolleston Club Rolleston on Dove

Rolleston Club Committee

President - Len Torr; Vice President - Clive Ashton; Secretary - John Brandon;

Treasurer - Mike Halstead

Committee -   Anthony Adams, Stewart Bannister, Lisa Claber, Keith Norris, Lorraine Macpherson, John Morris, Anthony Rushton and Dave Woolley

Location/Directions

Address: 15 Burnside, Rolleston , Burton upon Trent DE13 9DN. We are located in the centre of the village near the Church and opposite the Spread Eagle Pub car park.

Large function room/bar with stage, changing room, lights (capacity 150)
Lounge bar
2 Snooker tables
Bowling Green with pavilion
Kitchen
Car Park

History

Rolleston Club was built to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.  Sir Oswald Mosley donated the land and met all the costs of building and furnishing the Hall.  The Commemoration Hall was opened on December 23rd by Lady Mosley with a silver key.  The hall provided a general room where men could meet to play board games, cards and dominoes.  There was a quiet room for reading.  Many changes have been made since those early days.  The original building now houses the two snooker rooms (which have recently been refurbished).  The Main Hall, Lounge Bar and kitchen are all later extensions. The bowling green was opened in May 1950.

Over the years Rolleston Club has had a very varied history but at the present time, as there is no village hall in Rolleston,  the Committee are encouraging activities for the village and surrounding areas.  Being at 'The Heart of the Village' various groups, including the Doveside W.I. and Friendship Society, use the facilities for their daytime meetings.  The Club provides reasonably priced wines, beers and spirits as well as excellent facilities for bowls, snooker, darts, dominoes, whist, quiz, bingo and live entertainment as well as bookings for private parties.  The annual subscription is a relatively small amount to pay for all the benefits on offer.