The Alligator Klub celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the moon landings with a special event on Friday (26 July).

The world stopped as astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon, on 20 July 1969, and the Klub remembered and re-enacted the historic event on the evening.

The Alligator Klub is a night club for people over 18 years, with learning disabilities and their carers, in Ashington and the Civic Head of Ashington, Cllr. Lawrence Henderson, went along to support the event.

Cllr. Henderson said ‘Its great to see the Alligator Klub providing these activities right here in Ashington and seeing the numbers of people, both residents and visitors to the town, taking part’.

In the photograph is members Thomas Hayton, Graeme Thompson and Mark Hall with Cllr. Henderson.

The Klub meets on the last Friday of the month using the facilities at the Masonic Hall on John Street. The group commenced in 2011 and provide a range of themed nights for their monthly get-togethers. Recent events have included a 60’s night and a Michael Jackson themed night will take place on Friday 30 August.   

The Klub runs from 7.00pm till 10.15pm and welcomes new members.  

For more information on the Alligator Klub please call: 01670 813 327 or 07757 776 517 or email:  You can also find the Klub on Facebook.