Pirates party before lockdown forces closure of workingmen's club
YO ho ho me hearties, there was a myriad of ghostly pirates on parade at Barnard Castle Workingmen’s Club last month when they held a fancy dress evening.
Club steward Tom Howe organised a “party that wasn’t a party” event with activities to keep customers entertained while social distancing before the second lockdown.
Customers were encouraged to dress up in their best ghoulish costumes for the event which had quizzes and several rounds of crazy bingo.
Kim Race won the prize for the best outfit with a ghostly pirate costume.
Mr Howe said “The night went down a storm for those who came along. There were lots of prizes handed out and Kim Race won the best costume as a spooky pirate and it felt like a bit of a theme as Katy and I also dressed as pirates too.
“We hosted the event because we felt people needed some form of normality within the Covid secure guidelines and we were hoping to provide that as much as we could.
“We hope when we can reopen we can get more events on for the community. In these trying times we want to try our hardest to help.”