Liberal Club

Liberal Club c1900
Title Liberal Club
Date c1900
Location Yeadon
Photo ID R115
Comment Liberal Club on the High Street, on the right W Boyes has a shop. The Club premises later had the upper floor used as the Textile Hall with Ben Brown’s greengrocers on the ground floor.

See also General Election Day 1910 at the Liberal Club in the ‘Events’ section or please – Click Here.

Liberal Club c1900

N478 – Liberal Club, c1900.

Liberal Club – c1900

Officials of the Liberal Club, Mr W Darnborough who was the President and Councillor Thompson Marshall, JP. President of the Men’s Liberal Association. 

Liberal Club Ladies Pre 1953

V65 – Liberal Club Ladies, Undated.

Liberal Club Ladies – Undated

A group of ladies who are thought to be associated with the Liberal party.
The woman holding the shield is Miss Grace Emily Denison (Born 1867 Died 1953), she was one of 13 children born to Thomas and Martha Denison of Sizer Hill House, Henshaw Lane.
Grace, with her siblings Gilbert, Elsie, Marjorie and Ruby became a teacher, for over 40 years she taught a class at South View School.
Grace also played an active role in Yeadon life, she was President of the Women’s Liberal Association, taught a ladies class at Chapel Hill Methodist Church, was on the “Boots for Bairns” committee, a Governor of Yeadon and Guiseley Secondary School and a member of the British Women’s Temperance Association.
She also did much work during the 2 World Wars to assist in the war effort.

Liberal Club Ladies Undated

P175 – Liberal Club Ladies, Undated.

Liberal Club Ladies – Undated

This photo had the title “Flower Stall Liberals”, implying the ladies had been involved in some kind of fund raising or leisure activity.

Liberal Club Ladies Undated

R439 – Liberal Club Ladies, Undated.

Liberal Club Ladies – Undated

Women’s Liberal Association.
This group of Liberal ladies were stall holders at fundraising events.

Women Liberals c1935

T081 – Liberal Club Ladies, c1935.

Liberal Club Ladies – c1935

A gathering of Liberal ladies.

Liberal Club Musical Group Undated

B446 – Liberal Club Ladies, Undated.

Liberal Club Ladies – Undated

This image was marked “Musical Group”, looking at the smiling faces it was a happy occasion!
The location is thought to be Yeadon Liberal Club.
Fred Luty is sat in the middle of the second row from the front.

Liberal Club 2013

FB323 – Liberal Club, 2013.

Liberal Club – 2013

The Liberal Club on the High Street, decorated for centenary celebrations having been built in 1913.
It was the second Liberal Club to be built on the High Street, the first was a little higher up on the left.

During a weekend of celebrations in April, MP Greg Mulholland presented a Parliamentary Motion to the club to commemorate in Parliament the club’s past and present:
“Early Day Motion 246 – That this House celebrates the centenary anniversary of the Yeadon Liberal Club in it’s current High Street location and it’s rich and vibrant history since it’s establishment at this current site in 1913; notes the important role that the Yeadon Liberal Club has served as a popular community centre of Yeadon; acknowledges the Liberal Government in the UK in 1913 under Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith; and it recognises, on it’s centenary, the character of this historic institution and it’s reflection of the legacy of the great industrial town of Yeadon.”

Previous Comments:

Re V65
I remember Grace well, at this stage of her life i think she lived on Rufford Avenue. One of her sister’s taught me in primary school. I seem to know quite a few of these faces but not the names but one who is very memorable is Mrs Phil Routh the local plasterer’s wife who lived at the top of football.
18 April 2018.

Re T081
I would date this photo around 1930/40 as the woman third in from the right, Middle row was Miss Dennison who lived on Rufford avenue and taught at Yeadon South View.
13 April 2014.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 21 August 2021.
Last Updated: 21 August 2021.

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