Archive centreBarrow
ReferenceBDSO 85
TitleBarrow Working Men's Club
DescriptionMinute and address books
ContextA Working Men's Institute held its first meeting on 17 October 1866 with the aim of establishing a Reading Room. On applying to James Ramsden to chair the Institute, he proposed that the variety of similar establishments in Barrow be amalgamated. This amalgamation subsequently took place at a public meeting in the Strand Assembly Room on 5 November 1866, chaired by James Ramsden. The new institution was to provide "social recreation combined with mental and moral improvement for the 16,000 inhabitants now located here [Barrow]", and was named The Barrow Working Men's Institute. The Institute went into liquidation in 1997.
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