I am somewhat confused having come across the negatives of the first two photographs, the first one showing a building site, dated around July 1973 stating the ‘ New Sherwood Welfare’.
The second one shows three men behind the bar, dated around December 1979 stating ‘Sherwood Welfare Opens’.
Surely it did not take six years to build
· Are they different buildings?
· Was it ‘officially’ opened well after it had been in use?
· Is there an altogether a different explanation?
The last two photographs were taken for comparison on May 2011, of what I believe was the Sherwood Welfare before it became ‘Ma Hubbard’s’ after the closure of the Sherwood colliery and its Welfare.
What a pity to see the building in such a state after all the enjoyment it had previously provided.