The Atlas Sports and Social Club
The Sports and Social Club was formed many years ago and was run by and for the members. Besides the usual sports such as football and cricket, the club also supported darts, bowls and of course fishing in their own lake. The Club arranged dinner dances and regular coach outings to the seaside.
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The Sports and Social Club owned its own sports field in Melbourn ( Portway ) although this was sold to finance the existing club house at Marley Eternit.
The Atlas had a Cricket Team for many years but very little information has come to light. In 1954 the team was captained and coached by Fred Bakewell, the former England and Northants batsman. Other players mentioned were Derek Cooper, Claude Ellis and Jim Tucker.
The Darts Teams were very successful in the 70’s with both the ladies and the men. Snooker and Table Tennis were also popular, as was the Fishing Club.
The Eternit Concrete Canoe Society
Yes, you did read that correctly! Eternit actually made canoes out of concrete as the photo below will testify.