The Devonshire Club is one of Eastbourne's oldest private members clubs and is conveniently situated close to both the town shops and the sea front.
It is a popular meeting place for members and their guests, just as it was way back in the 1870's for the Duke of Devonshire and his family and friends. In setting up the club it was his intention to replicate the best of the London clubs.
Today we have moved on from the Reading Rooms and Library and offer facilities more suited to the 2000's!
Membership is open to both men and women and the subscription is £110 per year with no entrance fee, currently. We also have Associates who do not wish to avail themselves of the full facilities offered by the club, at £50 per year.
Full membership includes the use of the club's car park when using the club's facilities and a full range of events (see the Diary) and may bring along guests to any of the events.
To join, please contact the Honorary Secretary for you to visit or for details to be sent to you.
Snooker and, to a lesser degree, billiards have been associated with the club throughout it's history. It has spawned several top players, including one national billiards champion. Several teams are based at the club and play in the Eastbourne & District Snooker League.
Devonshire Club members are also able to enjoy the facilities of many other like clubs around the World on a reciprocal arrangement. Some of the clubs may be able to offer accommodation but this should always be checked directly with the reciprocal club Secretary beforehand.
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At the the club's weekly coffee morning a talk was given by Mrs.Val Winslade representing the 'Eastbourne Talking Newspapers' charity.
This valuable voluntary service helps visually impaired people who find it difficult or are unable to read print, to keep in touch by providing sixty minutes of recorded material.
'Talking Newspapers' members can choose a weekly digest of news and articles from local and national newspapers, and a monthly magazine on a variety of subjects.
This material is recorded on to USB memory sticks, despatched to members in postal wallets, returned postage free in any post box, a media player provided free of charge if required.
It was an inspiring presentation about a practical idea making life for people who are sight impaired so much better
The club's monthly afternoon tea began with a talk by Alan Welham a popular local historian.
It was a humorous and informative talk about the history of the area known as 'Little chelsea'.
Using projected images of old photographs and maps it was shown how 'Southbourne' developed from rural agricultural land to the built up South Street and Grove Road area that we know today.
The afternoon tea was an enjoyable social occasion during which members were able to ask Alan questions.
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