Monday 17 March 2014

Ardsley Working Men's Club, Roll of Honour

1960s map snip showing Ardsley Working Men's Club at Stairfoot.
(map from Digimaps via the OU)

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Newspaper research by BarnsleyHistorian

Barnsley Chronicle 20 November 1915
(thanks to Barnsley Archives)

According to the book Ardsley and Stairfoot Revisited by Tony Heald and Michael Chance, the Working Men's Club opposite the Church was not opened until the early 1920s so this newspaper cutting from 1915 must relate to the club at Stairfoot.  The building is currently a restaurant and wine bar.

Two Rolls of Honour "in handsome frames" were displayed in Ardsley Working Men's Club in November 1915 - the roll already contained 100 names members of the Institute out of over 500 from Ardsley who had joined.  The club undertook to keep a record of "the careers of the township's sons whose names appeared on the roll".

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