Rob Edwards was a member of the Cottonmill Club which used to be near where the Marlborough Pavilion is today. It was a large building with a dance hall and a bar and it was open seven days a week. He recalls listening to local bands there. At that time, the club was thriving having two football teams, a top darts team. and residents played dominoes and cribbage. There was always something going on. Residents got it built and there was a sense of real community spirit. Rob can remember the King Offa public house being built as he and his brother used to nick the building sand for a sandpit in their garden. It was never as popular as the Cottonmill Club or other pubs in the town. Rob used to go to the King Offa to play on their darts team.
Interview date: 9 September 2013. Interviewer: Sandy Norman.