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Walkley Reform Club – on this day 100 years ago – 7th July 1915

A sombre note to the meeting, with the deaths recorded of two Club members, including Private Archie Shelley, who would later be commemorated in the stained glass window in the Walkley Reform Club.   The Executive  sets up a special sub-committee to sort out some problems with the boundary wall on the top side of the Bowling green (now the Walkley Community Centre car park).


[7 July 1915]
Minutes of Executive committee held July 7th 1915, Mr Wragg presiding
The minutes of previous meeting, held June 2nd were read, and passed as a true record.
The a/cs for the month were passed to be paid.
The nominations for membership were accepted.
The correspondence was then read by the secretary, this included a letter to Mr Ball from the family of the late Mr Hawcroft, (a very respected & esteemed member of the Club), in reply to one which he (Mr Ball) had sent in the name of the Club, expressing our deep sympathy with them in their loss.
Mr Jennett also reported gave verbally his report respecting the loss of our late fellow member, Pte A Shelley, whose family sent a message of very sincere gratitude & thanks to the members of the Club, for the expression of regret & sympathy extended to them in their sad loss.
The action of the secretaries were [sic] endorsed, by the committee standing, & a record on the minutes was ordered.
The question of the unsatisfactory condition of the boundary wall adjoining the top side of the Bowling green was then raised, & it was proposed & carried that the matter be left in the hands of a sub-committee comprised as follows viz:- Messrs Smith, Jarvis, Hobson, & Ball, & that Mr Ball write to Mr Drury regarding same, with a view to making the fencing satisfactory.
A vote of thanks to the chairman brought the meeting to a close.


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