When the Working Men’s Club went into liquidation in 2014 local people were worried about what would happen to the Anstice. The ‘Save the Anstice’ campaign was born with this manifesto
This group is dedicated to keeping The Anstice working men’s club for the purpose in which it was built, for the people of Madeley!
Far too many of our historical buildings have been turned into corporate moneyspinners, with no consideration for local people!
Let’s not let The Anstice, the heart of our community be ripped out in exchange for yet another Wetherspoons or a snooker hall…
For over a 144 years The Anstice has served the working men and women of Madeley! Pantomimes, Sunday school productions, choir performances, wedding receptions, British legion meetings, the boxing club meets, not to mention the history of its dances with one of the best sprung wooden floors in the West Midlands. The Anstice is steeped in history and memories lets not lose this vital part of our community, let’s fight for our heritage and join together as our ancestors did in the memory of the local icon that was John Anstice.
In two weeks the group had over 900 members and approached local Councils for support, and working with staff and Councillors formed the Anstice Community Team, dedicated to saving the Anstice for the people of Madeley.
In 2015 Madeley Town Council (MTC) bought the Anstice from the liquidators and ‘The Anstice Community Trust’ (ACT) by then a registered charity negotiated a 3 year license to occupy the building. Both ACT and MTC then began to raise the serious funds needed to bring the building up to modern standards
The Current Trustees are: –
Lyndy Boden (Chair), June Campbell (Secretary), Karen Price (Treasurer), Chun Bagry, Ian Duffy, Gill Green, Dot Holden, Melanie McCarthy, Rita Mannering, Julie Morgan, Stephenie Shinton, and Paul Watling.