About Us

Blackburn Community  & Social club is a social hub for the communities of Brough and its’ surrounding villages and towns, providing facilities for a variety of sporting and recreational activities, clubs and social events. There is also a function room that can hold up to 250 people with a stage and stage.  Many a good night has been had listening to live music, comedy club, sportsman’s dinners, christenings, celebratory events, children’s parties, etc. The club is open to the general public but also has a membership scheme that provides discounts on purchases at the bar and early access to tickets for social events in the function room.

The committee comprises of local volunteers who are passionate, driven, proactive people who are committed to enhancing the general wellbeing of the community through sport & recreation whilst ensuring the facility acts as a hive of activity for all ages and abilities.

We were awarded the Club Mirror Community club of the year 2018 and look forward to sharing our hospitality with you


Club Mirror community club of the year 2018

Blackburn Community & Social Club Mirror Awards 2018 was awarded the Club Mirror Community club of the year 2018

History Timeline

Please feel free to contact us to add any significant historic events you feel we have missed and/or rectify any inaccuracies/fill in the blanks

  • 1930: On the 6th March 1930, the club was established under the name of Blackburn Welfare Society for the social benefits of the employees of the Blackburn Aeroplane & Motor Company founded by Robert Blackburn
  • 1935: Land obtained on leasehold for use as Sports Ground – first athletics meet held on new site
  • 1936: Squash section formed
  • 1937: Official opening of bowling green
  • 1939 – 1945: Factory collections during period of war provides over 14,000 parcels for British Aerospace employees in the services
  • 1945: Sports Ground leasehold purchased
  • 1946: Licensed Social Club erected on Sports Ground
  • 1947: Motor Club organised first motorcycle race meeting on the airfield (0.65-mile circuit)
  • 1948: First race win for Stirling Moss behind the wheel of a 500cc Cooper JAP at the Brough Aerodrome
  • 1960: Aircraft crashes on old club building – 2 deceased
  • 1959: New club opened 
  • 1963: Clubhouse extended to add billiard room and dressing rooms
  • 1965: Car parking area tarmacadamed
  • 1973: Function room built
  • 1986: Sports Pavilion opened
  • 1988: Brough Astronomy club started
  • 1999: Site become part of the BAE property portfolio
  • 2007: Welton Cricket Club moves to new location
  • 2015: BAE discontinues financial support of the club
  • 2015: Blackburn Social and Welfare Club Limited renamed to Blackburn Sports and Social Community Club Limited
  • 2020: Refurbishment of site, predominately the function room and conservatory thanks to a grant from the Mondegreen Environmental Body

Committee Members

The club is run by a group of volunteers (the Committee) working alongside the Club Steward to provide a a social hub for the communities of Brough and its’ surrounding villages and towns

Rich Abbey
Lee Harris
Paul Smith
Andy Farrer
Stuart Boyle
Phil Ashmore - Club Steward

Contact Us​

Drop in for a chat, call us or send an email with details of your enquiry
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