Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Blue Window Club

The building at the corner of Lumn Road and Smithy Lane was known as the Blue Window Club. Its official name was the Werneth Unionist Working Men's Club. It closed in the late 1980s but re-opened briefly in the 1990s as the "Irish Club". It has since been converted into residential use.

More information on the Hydonian Blog.

The site of the original smithy is now a carpark for the Ring o' Bells pub which is around the far corner. In the centre of the roundabout at the end is the clock from the now demolished James North factory.

For Ruby Tuesday.


  1. What an ugly and sad looking building. I like the brave way you show the rough with the smooth on the blog...

  2. I imagine this building as lots of stories ti tell!

  3. Called the Blue Window Club because?????

    1. The Blue Window was so named because it had a small blue window on the wall right behind where the no entry sign is now.

  4. That looks like a strange building.

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  5. What a pity the club no longer exists. I love finding groups such as those once here, to chat to and hear their stories.

  6. Great share of RED and nice info..

    Visiting for Ruby Tuesday 2- hope you can stop by..