THE whistle has been blown to mark the start of work to refurbish a football clubhouse which was ravaged by fire.
Brodsworth Miners’ Welfare was the subject of an arson attack which destroyed a wooden clubhouse and tea bar and also damaged player changing rooms.
The fire spread quickly between the three buildings because they were all made of wood following the destruction back in July.
The tea bar was already boarded up because of previous vandalism caused to the sports ground in Fourth Avenue, Woodlands.
However, following an insurance claim of £76,000, the first phase of construction work has now begun on the tea bar area in what has been a turbulent few months for the club’s facilities.
Barbara Bell, secretary and trustee, said: “There was a lot of damage caused to the tea bar but we’re delighted that the structure has been put up.”
Members of the club feared the attack would mean they would have to hold off their centenary celebrations next year with plans to get a junior side up and running.