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Post Office club delivering a perfect social life by Rebecca Day Helping to tackle the plight of elderly people living in isolation is a social club in the heart of Knowle. Meeting once a month in the private function room of Snooker City in Broadwalk Shopping Centre, the Post Office Social Club offers retired members a regular chance to meet and “chit chat”. Although originally set up for former Post Office employees, it has become a club which anybody can join. There are around 500 members on its books – around 40 attend each month – with people travelling from as far as Chippenham, Nailsea and Clevedon to join the coffee mornings, which involve three games of bingo and a raffle. The club also puts on regular day trips and holidays throughout the year. This year, members enjoyed holidays to Scotland and Torquay for ‘Tinsel and Turkey’, where they

celebrated Christmas over five days. Trips were previously more far-flung, with members fondly recalling holidays to Canada and the States. But with an aging membership, the club now keeps its five-day breaks within the UK. The Post Office Club has

been running in south Bristol for over two decades and has called Snooker City its home for the last 10 years. Judy Horler, who lives off the Wells Road and is the committee member responsible for organising theatre trips and club lunches, has been part of the club

for around 18 years. She joined because her husband worked for the Post Office. Judy said: “When people say they are lonely, it’s so sad. The social club gives people a chance to meet friends and socialise outside the club. “We accommodate everyone –

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