Noon, RMA Tyneside Branch, Carlton Club, Low Fell, Gateshead; 12.30pm, The Yasume Club, The Sea Hotel, Sea Rd, South Shields; 12.30pm, NEt Branch
, Nat PoW Assn, Companions Club, Leazes Park Rd, Newcastle; 7pm, Tyneside branch, Merchant Navy Assn, South Shields Seamen's Mission, Mill Dam, South Shields.; 7pm, Normandy Veterans' Tyneside, Alberta Club, Jarrow; 7.30pm, Newcastle Branch, Royal Tank Regt, Companions Club, Leazes Park Rd, Newcastle; 7.30pm, Durham Branch, Western Front Assn, Big Jug, Claypath, Durham.
By comparison, the industry closed 2014 with a net branch
increase of 17 for the year, after having closed more branches than it opened in 2013 and 2014, the firm said.