Yes we are in our 100th year and we will be celebrating this Saturday from 2pm to 6pm with our Centenary Party – all our welcome and there will be lots for everyone to enjoy. Even if you are not a member of our Club please feel free to come down and enjoy the afternoon’s celebration with us.
As it is our Centenary lets have a little look back before we party on Saturday…..
Imber Court is a Club with a police heritage which we are proud of. You will notice this as you use the Club House, the facilities and grounds as there are many artifacts, pictures etc reminding us of the heritage. The club is also home to the Metropolitan Police Rugby, Football, Cricket and Bowls Clubs.
In respect of our history the land was purchased in 1919 with the original purpose of providing a training centre for the Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch which is still here (Police Horses will be part of our celebration this Saturday). However not all the land was required and in the early 1920’s much of the land and meadows were turned into playing surfaces with monies that police officers donated themselves. A donation from The National Police Fund (Charity) also paid for the building of the main clubhouse.
The Club was ‘officially’ opened on 11th June 1929 by H.R.H. Prince George and has operated as a sports and recreation facility since then serving not only Police Officers and their families but also many families from our local community (at our last count this numbered over 600 local residents).
Over the intervening years the Club has operated (as it still does today) as a non-profit making facility. This means any profits made (through our commercial activities) are always ploughed back into the Club, enhancing the facilities for all its users.
Becoming a member at Imber Court is a straight forward process and if you are interested pop in and talk to our staff, visit our website www.imbercourt.com , email Julie.Duke@imbercourt.com or ring the office on 0208 398 1267 x 4 and ask for Julie our membership secretary.