Haywards Heath Social Club, Open Day to celebrate Centenary

The club has been at the heart of the town, supporting local charities, providing entertainment and hosting social events for 100 Years.

Haywards Heath United Services Club was founded on 6th June 1921 after the Mid Sussex branch of the Comrades of the Great War was disbanded. A wooded area, where The Broadway becomes Perrymount Road, made way for the original club premises – a tin hut erected by ex-servicemen. The club was opened by Lord Leconfield (Lord Lieutenant of Sussex), who was received by Colonel Stephen R Clarke (President) and Mr W L Knowles (Chairman) with a guard of honour by members of “A” Company 4th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment.

The site was sold off in the 1960s and re-developed (with neighbouring buildings the British Legion, Miller’s furnishing store and houses) to become the office block Capital House.
The United Services Club were able to buy a haulage yard on Wivelsfield Road owned by the Andrew Brothers. The new premises were constructed by Thomas White and opened in 1973. Later on, two neighbouring houses were bought in order to extend the car park at the rear of the building​.

Today the United Services Club is now known as The Haywards Heath Social Club.

Many drive past the building on Wivelsfield Road without a second glance, but behind those doors the Club boasts four competition snooker tables, darts, pool and Bar Billiards.

There are two function rooms, the main room can accommodate 150 people for anything from a Baby Shower, Birthday or Wedding celebration, or corporate events. It has it’s own bar and has a large dance floor, a raised stage and disco facilities.
The smaller function room can be used by 60 people and also has it’s own bar.

The Club hosts several fitness and exercise classes, both during the day and in the evenings. From Pilates to Dance Fitness and Salsa, there will always be a class to suit your needs and abilities.

With a fully licenced bar, we offer comfortable surroundings to relax and enjoy the company of friends or family.
Continuing a long standing tradition of providing Live Entertainment, local bands appear on alternate Saturdays.

This members only social club offers a variety of entertainment, live bands, fitness classes, function rooms to accommodate your Special Occasions.

Conveniently located near the town centre, the Club offers ample parking.

On Saturday 9th October the Club is holding an Open Day to celebrate it’s history.

Doors open at 10am, there will be a display of news cuttings and memorabilia, perhaps you will recognise family or friends names that have supported club over the years.

There will be coffee, tea and cakes available, or the bar will be open for alternative refreshment.

The Club is also hosting a craft fair, with a selection of local talent and creativity on display.

Mid afternoon there is easy listening music from Rick Bonner, a close hand magician, and then a live band, Taller Than Jane to take you through the evening.

Come and look around, see if there is an activity that will appeal to you, membership applications will be available.

All are welcome.