A club, Jim, but not as we know it
The Luxembourgers are a very clubable lot. Even the smallest village has a choir, a brass band, a football club, and a gardening society. There are even clubs for those people who don’t feel particularly sociable, called a Spuerveräin, (‘savings club’), whose only objective is to collect enough money to go on an annual outing!
In London, the Luxembourg Society was founded in 1942, during the Second World War, and celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2017.
Since 2005, a group of Luxembourg expats have been meeting monthly at a central London pub, for a drink and a convivial chat. Confounding original expectations, these pub events survive to this day, usually taking place on the second Tuesday of the month. Since January 2014, the venue has been the The Liberty Bounds Public House at 15 Trinity Square, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AA.
By the way – London has hundreds of clubs. The first one, just called The Club, was founded in the 18th century, and had much in common with the get-togethers of the Luxembourg Friends.
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