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Bridgeton Working Men's Club

An invitation to the opening of the Bridgeton Working Men's Club in 1899.

In 1865 some local employers subscribed money to set up a club for Bridgeton's working men. The club originally occupied a building in Canning Street, Calton, but this was acquired by the North British Railway Co (for £9,500) in 1897. New premises were built in Landressy Street, and these opened in 1899.

The club provided a library and a variety of games and entertainments as well as food and drink, although no alcohol was served in the premises.

Reference: PP.1977.148.lf

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

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Bridgeton Working Men's Club, invitations, libraries, Lord Provosts, North British Railway Co, opening ceremonies, self-improvement, working men's clubs



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