The Earls Colne Recreation Club was opened in 1978, with the addition of the main sports hall in 1981, the club is located on the A1124 Halstead Road, in Earls Colne.
Facilities include ample free car parking, two squash courts with viewing galleries, a two badminton court-size sports hall, changing rooms and showers, lounge bar with SKY TV and a recent addition of a fitness suite, the Club has a wide range of activities and sports for you to come and try and participate in. It’s a place where people of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities, or just come and relax in the lounge.
The club is open from 10.00am for sports and social activities and the bar opens in the lounge at 7.00pm every evening, at 12 noon on Sundays and 3.30pm on Saturdays. It is a place where you will receive a friendly welcome and where people are keen to share their own interests and meet new friends.
In the mid 1800’s the Hunt family established the Atlas Works in Earls Colne making agricultural machinery. For much of the 20th century Atlas Works was a significant employer until it closed in1988. During 1965 the William Hunt Trust was established with the purpose of using its funds in support of “General Charitable Purposes”. From this a further charitable trust “The Earls Colne Recreation Ground Trust” was established in September 1977. The Club continues to abide by the Trust Deed and is a registered Charity No. 274292
Our Trustees are:
- Andrew Howorth
- Paul Clarry
- Tim Spelling
- Simon Allen
- Colin Cannings
- Sue Thompson- Arnold