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We will publish extracts from the Walkley Reform Club minutes 100 years ago to the day. The minutes will show how the build-up to and the engagement of the First World War impacted on the club. How did the Great War feature on the committee’s minds? How do the minutes show how the committee interacted with the war through the Club’s preoccupations and activities?
We begin on the 15th April 1914 when the burning issues of the day were whether a medallion or a cup be purchased as the winning prize for the annual billiards championship.
[15 April 1914]
Report & Minutes of Special Committee held April 15 1914 Mr D Smith presiding
That a medallion be purchased for an Annual Billiard Championship cost of same not to exceed two pounds
That Messrs J T Madeley, J Barnes E Honeyball & J W Ball act as sub-committee for purchase of the medallion.
That medals to the number of eight, 6 for Billiards, 2 for Chess be obtained, cost not to exceed 2 pounds. Messrs Heeley, Barnes, Madeley, Honeyball form a sub committee for purchase [of] the medals
With a vote of thanks to the Chairman the meeting closed
[15 April 1914]
Minutes of Special Committee Meeting held April 15 1914 Mr D Smith presiding
That the resolution authorising purchase of Medallion be rescinded and that the sub-Committee be instructed to proceed with the obtaining of a Cup as an Annual Billiard Championship Cup. The Trophy to remain the property of the Club.
A vote of thanks to the Chairman terminated the meeting.