Welfare to close this weekend

NEAALM110518C1 - John and Denise Harvey outside Kimberley Miners Welfare which is set to close.
NEAALM110518C1 - John and Denise Harvey outside Kimberley Miners Welfare which is set to close.

KIMBERLEY Miners’ Welfare is closing down after 86 years leaving the couple who run it homeless.

Steward John Harvey and his wife Denise have ran the welfare for ten years and will be left with nowhere to live when they are kicked out in two weeks’ time.

Mr Harvey, 52, who has also been on the committee for over 30 years, said: “I’m gutted. I felt like I had been hit by a tram when I heard.”

Local swing singer Ian Campbell, aka Frankie Martin, will be singing at the welfare on its final night before it closes for good on Sunday from 8pm.

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