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Popular former Norfolk club could be bulldozed

PUBLISHED: 11:42 06 July 2018

Owners Anne Jary and her daughter, Belinda Farmer, at the Apollo Club at Harleston before it closed. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Owners Anne Jary and her daughter, Belinda Farmer, at the Apollo Club at Harleston before it closed. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2016

It was at the heart of the Harleston community for 30 years, but now the bulldozers could be about to move in on the former Apollo Club.

The Apollo Club at Harleston which could be demolished. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe Apollo Club at Harleston which could be demolished. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Plans have been submitted to South Norfolk Council for the demolition of the former bar, snooker hall and function venue at Mendham Lane in the south Norfolk town.

The Apollo, which hosted hundreds of christening celebrations, wedding receptions, wakes and parties, as well as some of the world’s top darts and snooker players for tournaments, closed on New Year’s Eve 2016, after Anne Jary, who owned the business with her husband, David, said it was no longer feasible to keep the club open.

The building’s contents were sold off last summer marking the end of an era in entertainment.

In an application submitted to South Norfolk Council, FSB Developments state: “The building is no longer needed as vacant and demolition is needed to prevent vandalism.”

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