Working Men's Club

Working Men's Club

Working men's clubs are a type of private social club first created in the 19th century in industrial areas of the United Kingdom, particularly the North of England, the Midlands and many parts of the South Wales Valleys, to provide recreation and education for working class men and their families. They also began at this time in Australia.

Read more about Working Men's Club:  Purpose, Membership and Structure, Club and Institute Union, Impact of July 2007 Smoking Ban

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    Faith is synonymous with working hypothesis.
    William James (1842–1910)

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