Book celebrates working men’s clubs

North East Derbyshire’s booming Working Men’s Club scene of the 1970s is celebrated in a new book by Neil Anderson – Dirty Stop Outs’ Guide to Working Men’s Clubs. With more than four million members frequenting clubs across the country, the movement’s influence permeated every sector of society and helped turn Bernie Clifton, pictured above, into a national TV star.

Bernie Clifton was still selling vacuum cleaners, door-to-door, before he got his first big break at the newly-opened Newbold Working Men’s Club in the early 1960s.

Neil has spent the past three years researching the movement and the book includes scores of rare photos together with interviews with performers, punters and more.

The book is available from all good bookshops at £13.95.