With nearly all of the lads clubs now gone and with them the loss of their entire history, Salford Lads Club have retained what is increasing seen as a unique archive of photos, records, film reels and memorabilia since 1903. This collection documents not only the clubs activities but the changing and transient lives of teenagers growing up in Salford. We have used the archive to inspire local young people creating arts and heritage projects; these include “The Ghost Camp” which won the best heritage project with young people in 2006, From Baden Powell to Morrissey, Swedish Drill, The Quaker Girl Bazaar, Street of 1000 Children, Tales from Camp and most recently The Salford Lads Club Netball Party.
We often get queries from people tracing their family links to the club. Please contact us with your enquiry.