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By September 1914, the first mention of the First World War enters the Walkley Reform Club minutes.
[1 September 1914]
Minutes of general Committee held Sept 1.14 Mr David Smith in the chair
That the accounts for the month be passed to be paid
That the nominations of the month be accepted as members of the club
That the players for the social Club’s league games obtain their billiard tickets before commencing play
That Mr Robertson & his committee be heartily thanked for the arrangement of the splendid concert on August 26 14
That 2d be charged for 20 minutes billiards games up to 7 o’clock on ordinary days & 2 o’clock on Saturday
That the card rule for Mondays be suspended
That any members serving their country be kept a financial member of the club and that their names be posted in the club
That a concert be arranged for Sept 17 1914, That Messrs Robertson Ashton Heeley & Honeyball act as committee
With a vote of thanks to the chairman the meeting closed
[signed] David Smith Oct 7/14