Reunion to celebrate youth club’s anniversary
PUBLISHED: 17:29 10 February 2015 | UPDATED: 17:29 10 February 2015
A SPECIAL reunion is being held later this month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a church youth club in Nailsea.
The Methodist Youth Centre of Nailsea (MYCON) opened its doors to the young people of Nailsea in Wraxall in 1965 and boasted a membership of more than 500 during some of its busier periods. The church is now hoping to invite all former members back to celebrate the occasion and look back on the happy memories.
MYCON was the first purpose-built youth centre in Somerset and boasted a floodlit hard court for five-a-side-football, netball and tennis.
Its first full-time leader was Alan Browning, followed by Harry Pearson in 1971.
During the 1970s several display teams were formed for charity, including the Jubilettes dance club, the Myconettes trampoline team and the Creative Dance Group.
All former members, leaders and helpers from the group are being invited back to the building, in Silver Street, on February 28 from 2-5pm to celebrate the club’s work.
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