TF0920 : Darby and Joan

taken 4 years ago, near to Bourne, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Darby and Joan
Darby and Joan
This is the Darby and Joan Hall, opened in July 1960 although the stone plaque by the door records the start of construction in 1959.

The hall is extensively used for all sorts of clubs, not all of them of the 'Darby and Joan' vintage: judo, keep-fit and dance classes are held weekly.


Darby and Joan, like John Bull, are figures of folklore: an elderly, active, married couple of dependable character. Darby and Joan clubs were very common up until about the time this hall was built, and while many have gone there are still a few dozen scattered around the UK.

A local author has written about the hall: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Monday, 7 October, 2013   (more nearby)
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Monday, 7 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0958 2006 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.0219N 0:22.6395W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0961 2005
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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