“It was a cracking club I could never have imagined having to go anywhere else. Of course it’s hey day was the 70’s and the 80’s. You could play big money card games there. There were two bars on the ground floor could tell you now where everyone sat. On the right was the RAF member’s bar – posh. – The elite, the committee, they all sat there under the big prop (propeller) – don’t know where that is now.
Then the other bar on the left, the bigger bar that’s where we sat. Cards Chase the Ace, bingo on Saturday night. There were two darts teams, a recreation room and a common bar. On the first floor there was a snooker table on the left and a concert room on the right. You had to be a member then Jock was an avid doorman.” Elli W. Williams
Opening of Tedder house, Llandudno.
Well Jock was in the entrance signing people in, always immaculately dressed in a suit. Upstairs the concert room had a small stage dances and presentations such as ‘Cadet of The Year. ‘I mostly remember going for the bingo. There were at least twenty wooden plaques of squadrons and aircraft behind the bar, I gave them one when I was mayor of Llandudno. The snooker rooms were well used I remember. Phillip Evans
“I have had a quick chat with Walter, the old RAF chap that lives down the street. It wasn’t one of his regular haunts. He remembers when it was the Raven Hotel as he was in school with the owner’s son Ralph Morris. He did confirm that it was ‘men only’ for a while and he remembers in the rooms upstairs the RAFA members played dominoes and held whist drives. “ Adrian Hughes
“ There was a snooker table upstairs but it was tight we had specially shortened cues hanging on the walls between the windows and the cues used to hang right out of the windows. Brilliant darts played on the ground and second floors. People lived in the flat at the top of the place stewards and that couldn’t tell you how many floors it had. “ Mr Roderick Jones
“ I remember that one of the stewards, put a joint of meat out on the windowsill and the seagulls pinched it !” Mr Ellis Williams
“My dad Ted Vernon was a big part of the town. In his day he had much to do with the RAFA Club. He had a coal round and on a Sunday morning he would collect his payments round the estate and afterwards go to the club, back home for Sunday roast.” Margaret Vernon-Hughes.
26, Augusta Street, Tedder House exterior, RAFA opening ceremony, photographic credit, John Lawson – Raey
26, Augusta Street, Tedder House exterior, RAFA opening ceremony, photographic credit , John Lawson- Raey
“Great big room for snooker 20p a game” Richard Hughes
26, Augusta Street, Tedder House, RAFA 1970’s
“My Mum and Dad were members for year their names were Barry and Anne Haslock” Kathleen Roberts.
“My parents were ‘Debbie’ and Betty Jones – Stewards late 60’s – but always Members. What happened to the wonderful pictures on the walls – one was presented by my brother, I think…. He was Footman to the. Queen Mum.” Angela Nuttall
I was Miss RAFA one year about 1968, probably because I was the only entrant, but I did have to do a couple of gigs as a representative. One good one was meeting a half dozen young American pilots for a few days!” Kathleen Roberts.
“My father was a member there and the Sunday morning football league held there meetings there.” John Whitely
“It was very sad when it closed and to see that great building empty for SO long……There was a great community there- wonderful people… I learned to play snooker there – and I think I did ok” Angela Nutall
“My Mum and Dad went there ‘forever’ and they were stewards in the late 60’s – we lived in the top flat for a while… Apparently the beer/lager was ‘THE BEST EVER’ when Dad was in charge. But the hours were far too long and sadly they left..! I also loved helping behind the bar when I was on holiday from college.” Angela Nutall.
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