In the early days of Moor Road Youth Club there were no full time staff but there were part time adult 'supervisors'. The first of these was Graham Norris, who was followed in this vital support role by Roy Tomlin. Regrettably there was insufficient time for researching these notes to contact them to record what I am sure would have been interesting memories!
The demand for the Youth Centre facilities and its popularity with young people locally led to the appointment of the first full time leader. This was in 1967 when David Baker took up the post and he stayed at the club until 1969 when Bill Fry took over.
By all accounts Bill was something of a character, he even stayed at the centre when he first arrived and enjoyed a good cooked breakfast in the kitchen most mornings! He was very popular with both the members and the staff.
Around 1972 Bill moved on to fame and fortune in Shropshire and his place was taken by Richard Bradbeer who took the club capably through the rest of the 70's.
In 1980 Arthur De'Ath took over at the centre although he was involved locally in an area worker capacity as well as overseeing the running of the youth centre. When Arthur became Area Team leader in 1987 the reign of the full time youth leader at Moor Road was over.
The future was then essentially in the hands of the part time staff team, very ably led by Kathy Iliffe (who was now, and still is, Leader in Charge). Kathy is another of the part-time staff who have given their all over the years and should be congratulated (together with her team of voluntary and part-time staff) in keeping the club going through good and bad times!