Latest news from the Mildmay….

 

 

Fixing the Roof!

Fixing the Roof!

  It's been an immense job fixing our roof and stopping the rain coming in, but we’re almost there! Huge thanks to all those involved.  Here's a little film to show you what we've been up to.  
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Our snooker star at the World Junior Championships!

Our snooker star at the World Junior Championships!

Our young snooker star John Donovan is currently at the WSF World Junior Championship in Albania and the Mildmay Club is proud to be helping him on his way. John, 17 has been playing in junior tournaments around the UK since the age of 11 and now he's testing himself...
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Looking to the future

Looking to the future

The scaffolding has finally come down from the front of the club and it's looking splendid. Pride of place on top of the new roof is our magnificent, fully-restored cupola. it's a fantastic site and a fine addition to the view from Newington Green. If you want to know more...
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Mildmay Stories

Mildmay Stories

Between 2022-2023 a group of volunteers conducted oral history interviews with three generations of club members. The interview respondents told us about queues to get into the club on Saturday nights, meeting their partners, and bringing their kids. They described dressing up in sequinned dresses, singing around the piano on...
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Out on the floor!

Out on the floor!

One of our best Northern Soul nights yet.  And a chance to inaugurate our newly refurbished main hall -- not only new lighting, but a fabulous new glitter ball as well!  If you missed this one, the Face Radio DJs will be back again in May.  Make sure to book...
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Running the London Marathon to raise funds for St Joseph’s Hospice…

Running the London Marathon to raise funds for St Joseph’s Hospice…

Club member Greg Ullyart will be running the London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April.    It's his first marathon and he's doing it in memory of his friend Lewis, who sadly passed away from a rare form of brain cancer in 2021.    Greg says: In his honour, I will be...
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New Year’s Eve 🎉

New Year’s Eve 🎉

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The Glorious Mildmay Panto!

The Glorious Mildmay Panto!

Enjoy a gallery of photos from the Mildmay Club production of CinderLaddin. (Photos by Diane Bielik and members of the cast)
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Watership Down author remembered

Watership Down author remembered

In November, The Mildmay Club hosted a lovely afternoon event. The author of Watership Down, Richard Adams has had a  plaque installed at his former home near Canonbury Station and to celebrate the unveiling, family, friends, publishers and community leaders met at the Club to watch students of Newington Green...
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Quizzing for charity

Quizzing for charity

We're delighted that our recent quiz event in the main hall raised a splendid £1555 for the St John's food bank and soup kitchen - such a very important resource in these difficult times of soaring prices.  The quiz was also great fun and we're hugely grateful to Milly Unwin...
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Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside…

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside…

The eagerly-anticipated coach trip to the seaside finally set off last Sunday All aboard, destination Southend... And with weather like this, it looks like they sneaked off to the Mediterranean But it's definitely Southend...looking great.   Well done for all those involved in organising a splendid day out!
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And then came the rain…

And then came the rain…

Wednesday's downpour in Stoke Newington was out of this world. Those of you who were in the neighbourhood will know just how much water came down that day.  Sadly, a huge amount of it ended up inside the Mildmay Club as our ancient pipes and guttering caved in under the...
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Shiny new dance floors!

Shiny new dance floors!

Our old floors were in a really poor condition with serious wear and tear over the years. So after lots of discussion about the best way forward, we got the experts in to do a proper job sanding and revarnishing our historic dance floors. We now have two fabulous looking...
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Snooker ladies in the spotlight

Snooker ladies in the spotlight

On Sunday we ran coaching sessions for women keen to get more involved and play on the club's fantastic snooker tables.  Our resident coach John Woods was on hand to guide them. We will hopefully have many more regular sessions like this to encourage anyone and everyone to come and...
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Green magic

Green magic

Our snooer tables have been getting a bit of TLC, courtesy of one of the finest in the business. Keith Davis has rolled out the green baize and his trusty spirit level to bring our tables into top condition.   He's tackled three so far, but we'll get them all done...
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Bingo-tastic!

Bingo-tastic!

The bingo hall was bursting at the seams last Friday night -- why not come and join in? It's a great place to come together and meet friends. Every Friday night at the club from 7.30pm and you don't have to be a member. So dabbers at the ready, eyes...
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Treasures in the attic

Treasures in the attic

  We've found what appear to be the minutes of the very first committee meeting of the Mildmay Radical Club on 10th June 1888. High up in the attic, covered in a thick layer of dirt, were dozens of notebooks documenting the life of the club in its early years. ...
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Our Snooker Champion!

Our Snooker Champion!

Our young snooker star John Donovan is doing the club proud. Here he is winning a recent tournament at the Fareham club.  John is now top of the rankings on the CueStars 'silver' tour - set to take his place on the prestigious gold tour next season. Earlier in the...
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On the dance floor…

On the dance floor…

A great night at the Northern Soul disco. Fantastic to see so many members, new and old coming to the club for a joyful night on the dancefloor, along with many visiting the Mildmay for the first time. The club at it's best. Thanks all!
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