A TOUCH OF HISTORY

Southern Parishes Conservative Club is lucky to be located within a charming 19th-century building with a whole lot of history. The building, as we know, was built circa 1890 for Mr Green, of Southampton’s famous Tyrell and Green, which later became John Lewis. The building was then bought in 1938 by Isabel Saunders and Dr Charles Saunders who founded the Children’s Hospital in Southampton.

During the Second World War, the building was used to billet the Canadian soldiers. It was also used by RAF personnel, including Spitfire test pilots, from Hamble, Eastleigh, Boscombe Down and Tangmere airfields.

The most notable figures during this time were the likes of Geoffrey Quill, who was the chief test pilot for De Haviland Aircraft Company, as well as Douglas Bader and Melanie Hindmarsh. Melanie was Bader’s driver, who he referred to as his ‘little Joanna’. During this time, the building became home to evacuees in the upstairs accommodation. They were a self-sufficient household with their own livestock, including cows and pigs, in addition to vegetable gardens and greenhouses.

It was the cook and housekeep, Edie, who ran the house, coupled with George and Dot, who lived in ‘Hill Lodge’. There were 9 people living within the house. They had their own tennis courts and putting green.

After the war, the building became a family home. Evacuees stayed for a while, before being given prefabs in St Johns Road. In 1976 the building was sold to the Conservative Association. Sir Leslie Loader was SPCC’s founder and the club was opened by Margaret Thatcher. Since then, the club has been visited by many Conservative Leaders.

SPCC Hedge End bar area
And today…

Southern Parishes Conservative Club is affiliated to the Association of Conservative Clubs and is held in Trust of its members. We are a club that is run by members, for the members.

A General Committee of nine people is elected by members under club rules to manage the club. This comprises of a Chairman, President, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Health and Safety Officer, Bar Officer, two Events and Entertainment Officers and a Marketing Officer. Monthly committee meetings take place, informing the general management of SPCC.

The committee works closely with the bar steward, who plays a fundamental role in the day to day running of the club as well as the club secretary.

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 – 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 23:00
Thursday 12:00 – 23:00
Friday 12:00 – 23:00
Saturday 12:00 – 23:00
Sunday 12:00 – 22:30

Facilities

Enjoy a great selection of faculties here at Southern Parishes Conservative Club. These include:

  • Large free car park
  • Fully functioning bar
  • Garden
  • Heated smoking area
  • Pool table (with free pool on Tuesdays and Sundays)
  • 2 dart boards
  • TV & big screen projector
  • Dance floor & stage area
  • BBQ
  • A Members-only bar area
Sunny drink in a friendly setting, suitable for the whole family, Hedge End, Southampton
large free car park
Location

Southern Parishes Conservative Club is tucked away in a quiet spot of Hedge End, located on Upper Northam Close. We are a stone’s throw away from junction 7 of the M27 and only a 10-minute stroll from Hedge End Village centre. Hedge End train station is less than a 10-minute drive away, or a 40-minute walk.

We can be a little tricky to find on your first visit. Simply turn into Upper Northam Close, drive past the turning for Strawberry Fields on your left and look out for our blue sign on your left. Take care in driving up the driveway, and you will see the car park.