Turnbridge Working Men's Club

Turnbridge Working Men's Club is extant social club which was in existence by 1901.

History

The club leased Winthorpe House off St. Andrew's Road at the start of 1901 and formally opened it to members on 1 April 1901:[1]

The Turnbridge Working Men's Club, Huddersfield, having acquired on lease as a club house the residence in St. Andrew's Road until a few months ago tenanted by Mr. H.E. Calvert, the premises were formally opened last night. There are 170 members, forty having been added within the past few weeks. A large billiard-room, with two tables, has been formed by the conversion of four upper rooms. There are reading, commercial, and smoke rooms, and a bath. The cost of conversion and decoration, about £300, is being met by the issue of 5s. shares to members. Major Beadon declared the club open, and Colonel E.H. Carlile responded to the toast of "The Army and Navy," proposed by Mr. Joe Kilner.

Within a couple of years, they had converted the gardens to the south of Winthorpe House into a bowling green and joined the Huddersfield & District Bowling Association in February 1903.[2]

Notes and References

  1. "Turnbridge Working Men's Club, Huddersfield" in Bradford Observer (02/Apr/1901).
  2. "Bowling" in Leeds Mercury (11/Feb/1903).

Turnbridge Working Men's Club

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This page was last modified on 15 February 2018 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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