Liberal Club, New Street, Slaithwaite

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  • location: New Street, Slaithwaite
  • status: still exists but now in different use
  • category: club
  • architect: Ben Stocks

The cornerstone of Slaithwaite Liberal Association's club was laid on Saturday 8 December 1883 by Maria Johanna Beaumont, the wife of Henry Frederick Beaumont of Whitley Hall.[1]

Liberal politician Lord Rosebery[2] officially opened the club on Thursday 22 October 1885.[3]

The building had become Slaithwaite Civic Hall by the early 1950s.


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  1. "Liberalism in Slaithwaite" in Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (10/Dec/1883).
  2. Wikipedia: Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery.
  3. "Opening the Slaithwaite Liberal Club" in Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (23/Oct/1885).