Thirty years of history is sold - Harleston’s Apollo Club gives over its inventory

Anne Jary, co-owner of Harleston's now-closed Apollo Club, with some of the bits and pieces from the

Anne Jary, co-owner of Harleston's now-closed Apollo Club, with some of the bits and pieces from the club that were being sold at a public sale. Picture: STUART ANDERSON - Credit: Archant

There were sofas, pint glasses and light bulbs, dart boards, wooden reindeer and other Christmas decorations.

People attend the closing down sale at the Apollo Club in Harleston. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

People attend the closing down sale at the Apollo Club in Harleston. Picture: STUART ANDERSON - Credit: Archant

Thousands of things both big and small have been sold off at an event marking the end of an era in entertainment.

The venerated Apollo Club in the south Norfolk town of Harleston held its final party after 30 years on New Year's Eve.

And yesterday (Saturday, January 21), its owners, Anne and David Jary, opened it up to hundreds of visitors from both the trade and the general public to buy whatever they liked from the club's inventory.

Mrs Jary said she was pleased with the interested in the sale, but admitted to feeling sentimental about the place which has meant so much to her, and her family's, life.

Owners Anne Jary and her daughter, Belinda Farmer, at the Apollo Club at Harleston which has closed.

Owners Anne Jary and her daughter, Belinda Farmer, at the Apollo Club at Harleston which has closed. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016


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She said: 'People have been drifting in all day, which has been good.

'It really is sad to see everything go.

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'There have been a lot of good times in this hall and a lot of happy memories, and no doubt we'll look back on those.'

The Jarys decided to close the landmark venue - which consisted of a public bar, function hall ad large snooker room - last year after years of declining patronage.

The Apollo's function rooms have hosted hundreds of christening celebrations, wedding receptions, wakes and parties over the past three decades.

It is not yet clear what will happen to the premises, owned by Lings Motor Group, which has a dealership nearby.

Did you have some good times at the Apollo Club? Share your memories in the comments below or right to DMAletters@archant.co.uk

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