On Saturday we have a record fair and a display of Happy Mondays archive material, including a new video montage from original VHS recordings by the late Derek Ryder. The vidoe which is 1.1 hours long will be shown on 2 screens throughout the day from 10-3pm. Thanks to Linda Ryder and family for this unique archive. If you are coming by car please note, parking around the club is residents only. The event is free.
Yesterday we had the annual Mozarmy visit by Manchester Music Tours. The weekend event attracts visitors from all over the world and this weekend was no exception with fans from New York, Los Angeles Mexico, Germany, France, Spain as well many from the UK. We also had a small display of Happy Mondays original album covers donated by the family of the late Derek Ryder which is part of a donation of material which we will display later this year.
This week the concert hall has been transformed for the recreation of “ The Netball Party” an annual event that took place between 1919 and 1939. By the 1930s netball was the most popular indoor sport at the club with more than 200 boys playing each week. We would like to thank Salford University for helping us make the project happen and to St Josephs RC Primary and Primrose Hill Primary for taking part. Thanks also to volunteers from Talktalk.
The event was featured on ITVs Granada Reports and in the MEN https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/salford-lads-clubs-forgotten-sporting-16028831
The exhibition is open to visitors on Saturday 30th March from 11-2pm (please note resident only parking on street around the club)
We are open Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September from 11am- 3pm for the Heritage Open Days. Our event features the special exhibition “Albert Finney was never a member” in the form of 21 blue plaques installed in different rooms around the building, to mark people’s visits or links with the club; like Graham Nash and Alan Clarke performing in a minstrel troupe here in 1956, Wayne Rooney and Frank Sidebottom together in the gym in 2014, or the most current one Maxine Peake in the kitchen wearing a pair of marigolds!
A fashion show using discarded materials proved to be a great success for the audience in the senior games room last night. The project working with Ordsall Community Arts has been very popular with the group over the past few months. All the clothes have been created by the group, who collected the materials and made the garments. The event raised money for breast cancer awareness.
An Exhibition about the Nippers of Salford Lads Club is showing at the Peoples History Museum in Manchester every day until 17th January 2016. The exhibition title is taken from one the clubs 22,500 record cards from 1903, when lads aged 13 worked as Nippers in local industries. The exhibition links these records to photographs from the clubs archive, showing football, boxing and gymnastics teams along with famous club members and long serving volunteers.
We had more than 100 visitors to see photographs by former lads club member Arthur Brougham in the new archive room at the club last weekend. The exhibition is part of the celebration to mark the first Shelagh Delaney Day in Salford. The exhibition will also be on next weekend 29/30 November 11-2 Saturday and 12-3 on Sunday. More pictures are on our facebook page.
by Mark Kennedy to Salford Lads’ Club. It will be installed in the Smiths Room.
Leslie Holmes said “ I’m sure that music fans from all over the world who visit
Manchester and Salford Lads’ Club will be delighted that this original mosaic
has been saved and will be on permanent display”
Our 100 camping pictures and 16 short digital films which were created as part of our Heritage Lottery Fund project are now on the website.
You can find them via:
– The digital story tales are on our new Youtube channel
– All 100 photos are on our Flickr page
– We’ve combined the two together into a special interactive timeline
If you want to visit the club to see the framed pictures from our 100 camps please come along to our heritage open weekend on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September 1-4pm.
We are open this weekend to show a new permanent display of 100 framed pictures of the annual Salford Lads’ Club camps from 1904 – 2011.This is part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project to celebrate the clubs camping history.
Also a collection of short digital films produced as the result of a year-long collaboration between Salford Lads Club and Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June 12 -4pm
Part of the Secret Garden Festival taking place accross Salford