Almondbury Liberal Club

Almondbury Liberal Club is an extant political club which was in existence by December 1874 and was reportedly formed in 1868.[1]

During the levelling of land at the rear of the club in September 1893 to make a bowling green, William Fleming (aged 18) was accidentally buried under around a ton and half of soil. Doctor Draper of Almondbury attended the injured man and ordered his removal to the Huddersfield Infirmary.[2]

The Almondbury Liberal Club Company Limited was formed in June 1896 with a capital of £2,000 in £1 shares. The initial directors were named as:[3]

  • Robert Shaw of Town End
  • John Lee of Park Drive
  • Arthur Sykes of Town End
  • Joe Jackson of The Common
  • Joshua Haigh of Quarry Hill
  • George Dawson of Northgate
  • John Stansfield of Northgate
  • Ernest Dyson of Town End

A new club building on Thorpe Lane was opened on Saturday 30 November 1912 by Arthur Sherwell, the Liberal Member of Parliament for Huddersfield (1906-1918). The reported cost was £1,500.[4]


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Notes and References

  1. John Crowther was named as one of the founders in Leeds Mercury (02/Dec/1912).
  2. "Almondbury" in Huddersfield Chronicle (02/Sep/1893).
  3. "Almomdbury" in Huddersfield Chronicle (06/Jun/1896).
  4. "New Club at Almondbury" in Leeds Mercury (02/Dec/1912).