Click here to return to the main site entry page
Click here to return to the previous page
Working Men's Club

William Scroxton died suddenly in 1911. He had worked as gardener for Mr Hyde for several months, and was 'a pioneer' in starting the Flower Shows at the WMC.

Standing in Griffith Street, it was originally called the Rushden Working Men's Club & College Company Ltd.

The club epitomised the Victorian concept of an education and leisure centre. It combined education with lessons in arithmetic, composition, grammar, reading and writing, together with social activities, such as music and concerts, games and sports which reflected the wide range of its members’ interests.

The club in 2010

27 November 1875 - Northampton Mercury 

Working Men's Club—The first annual meeting of the Working Men's Club and Reading Room was held on Friday week, the Rev. J. T. Barker in the chair. …..

Click here to return to the main index of features
Click here to return to the Leisure, Clubs & Societies index
Click here to e-mail us