THE SPEAKERS held its last official function which was well attended on a weekend of “mixed” emotions.

Some went to have just a final drink before the closure and some partied all night.

The evening began at 7pm with a ‘thank you’ dinner for the staff, cooked by the chairman of the trustees, to say thanks for all their all their hard work.

The karaoke began at 9pm and there was no shortage entertainers and on many occasions the floor was packed with dancers.

Mark Fletcher said: “It was a weekend of mixed emotions and lots of tears were shed as we said goodbye to The Speakers but there is no doubt that the new building will continue to be a great asset for the community.”