Senior volunteer Eric Salthouse is 90 years old today.

Known to everyone as “Salty” Eric joined the club aged 12 in 1942. By 1949 he was captain of the senior netball team, a high dive and crawl swimming champion and played semi pro- football for Altrincham. His first volunteer job at the club was to light the coal fires in the games rooms before each evening session. He attended the first post WW2 camp at Kettlehulme in 1947 and was still attending camp in 2012.

In the video, Tales from camp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3W18RShi3g&list=PL8vzwBxG4B2OrGBNsuaUCiuW-6ad2z3q4#action=share Eric talks about cycling the 20 miles from Ordsall to Kettleshulme in Derbyshire, after work on a Friday evening to set up the campsite.

Eric is pictured top left in the centre (wearing braces) at the 1949 camp; in the kitchen at the 1980 camp; front left at the 2005 camp and front row centre in the SLC football team of 1947.

 

Barclays Whitewash Salford Lads’ Club!

barclays team in the  SLC cellar
The cellars at the club got a new coat of paint today, courtesy of the Barclays Bank Business team from Manchester. The Barclays team had a tour of the club before descending into the cellars to spend the day making the place bright and white. Thanks to Barclays for all their hard work!

All we need now is a new boiler and heating system for the building. Anyone got a spare £80,000?