Newly built Village Club, Blagdon


3 Responses to “Newly built Village Club, Blagdon”

  1. 1 Sheila Johnson February 2, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    wrong way round!

  2. 2 William H Parsons September 13, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Who paid for the village club to be built ?
    Who was able to use it

    • 3 Sheila Johnson October 22, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      The Village Club was opened on 23rd November 1901 and was provided by the generosity of Sir William Henry Wills at a cost of over £2,000. The architect was his nephew Mr F W Wills of Bristol and it was built by Messrs J & C Clark of Rickford. Membership had to be agreed by the committee which was made up of local men – Dr Pineo [local doctor] was the Chairman, George H Edwards (son of Estate Farm Bailiff) was Treasurer, Schoolmaster John Westbrook was Secretary, other members included R Ash, local shoemaker, John Nelson churchwarden & postmaster, W.J Taylor from The Stores and Estate Head Gardener Henry Seamen. The first subscriptions were 4/- per year for men and 2/6d for women. No alcohol was served on the premises until many years later.

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