The Clubmen


Mr. F Breeden (left) retires from the post of Secretary to the Friezland Lane Working men’s Club in 1957, after 20 years of service. Image from the Walsall Observer.

Here’s a good one found by reader and local historian Clive Roberts, on the subject of Friezlane Lane Working Men’s Club, which I made an appeal for information about last week.

Clive found this image in some photos he’d taken of archived newspaper material. The date is 1957, and the source, the Walsall Observer. The quality isn’t brilliant, but the image cleaned up reasonably well.

Mr. W. Armitage, president of Friezland Lane Workingmen’s Club, Brownhills, presents Mr. F. Breeden (left) with a cheque for £50 on the occasion of his retirement as Secretary to the club. Mr. Breedon, who lives at 152, Lichfield Road, Walsall Wood, has been Secretary for 30 years.

On his right is Mr. J Hession, a Vice-President, and seated (left) is Mr. J Webster, the new Secretary.

If you can add anything, comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers!


From a 1957 copy of the Walsall Observer. Cheers to Clive Roberts for fishing it out.

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6 Responses to The Clubmen

  1. julielem2002 says:

    Was the new Secretary the Mr Webster that owned the shop in Friezland Lane near the club?..

  2. Clive says:

    Theres another photo with Jack Webster here on the blog.
    front row 2nd from the right. its the very same bloke whom had the corner shop, and a coalyard.

    • BOB. says:

      The photo you refer to with Jack Webster second right front row is Jacks brother Bill Webster who livewd in Great Charles St, and third from right is another brother Fred Webster ,

  3. Neil Harris says:

    Hi Bob.

    Have you got any info on Pelsall Social Club – The club is celebrating it’s 65th anniversary (at it’s present site) on the 10th of August.

    Any old images, press cuttings etc. Reader’s memories would be most welcome.

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