Toodyay Club forced to shut amid rising debt

Pot Black – Toodyay Club member Steve Andrijich prepares to ‘break’ on one of the few remaining full-sized billiard and snooker tables left in the Wheatbelt. It was originally installed at Stirling House which was formed as a ‘gentlemen’s club’ in Stirling Terrace opposite the bakery 117 years ago. The table is free for use by Toodyay Club members and guests, and has been kept in very good condition.

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

THE TOODYAY Club in Oddfellow Street has been forced to close and a meeting will be held this month to decide its fate.

The club shut its doors in the middle of last month after a long period of rising debt.
Bowlers can continue to use the club’s synthetic green but not its other facilities – including a members’ bar and commercial kitchen – both of which closed last month.

Keys to toilets and washrooms on bowling days must be now arranged in advance.

A club meeting has been called for 10am Saturday August 6 for members, bowlers and supporters to decide if they want the facility to re-open and if it is possible to keep trading.

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