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1908      THRYBERGH W. M. C.       Present


Thrybergh Working Men's Club
Hollings Lane
Thrybergh. 01709 850224


Above is the photo taken at the official opening of the Club in 1908, kindly sent along by the present Club Secretary Peter Nightingale and his son Joseph. At the moment I do not know the names of those present above, but the man in the middle looks to be a prominent local dignitary.
Some of the early members known who may be present on the photo above were John Henry Green President of the Thrybergh Working-Menís Club pre 1915. T. Roberts, E. Gaskell, R. Dabbs, J. Barlow, W. England, J. Davies, W. Messon . These men were present at the funeral of John Henry Green in 1915 as representatives of the Club


Annie May Coulson and William Henry Coulson
By Cliff Rust

According to my Mother, Danny Goodwin who was on the committee at the time, and took over from my Grandma and Granddad. Annie May Coulson and William Henry Coulson . Granddad had to leave the club as he contracted TB from cleaning out the 'spittoon's. Thank our lucky stars that them days are over. However, when we took over the Wheatsheaf, the old club room upstairs was full of these spittoons from the old sawdust days. They made great dog bowls. One thing I remember about the Top Club was the customers, that were 'worse for wear', often threw us thrupenny bits when we were leaving school which was the same time as closing time for them. We then used to walk home round 'the mile' breaking the odd gas lamp on the way unless they gave us any empty bottles which we used to then take to Nichols beer off to get 2d back. You couldn't let your kids do that now-a-days, could you?


Danny Goodwin
Recollections by Peter Smith


My Grand-dad - Danny Goodwin was steward at' Top Club during the 1930s - 40s. He lived in Abell Street with his wife Elsie.
The Club Trips.
I also recall the annual club trips usually to Bridlington (Brid), Cleethorpes or Skegness (Skeggy).  If I recall correctly they were financed from the profits from the club weekly "TOTE" a weekly draw similar to a lottery.  To qualify your dad had to have a minimum number of entries in the club's tote for the year.

For the top club trip we used to assemble in Whinney Hill school yard. We would all line up according to the bus number and wait for the "charas". The kids all travelled together on the early charas and Mams and Dads followed on in the later ones. The kids went for free and Mams and Dads had to pay for their seats. We would be given pop and crisps on the chara' and an envelope with 10 shillings pocket money.  We kids all thought that the chara drivers were racing and the best thing that could happen was to overtake another one. Of course our chara' always got home first.








Left to right.

Alan Simpson Snr. ,Frankie [ Little Frankie ] McMullan,  and Dennis Goodman all dressed up ta' nines ready for Doncaster Races. Apparently Little Frankie who was born in Ireland went back and spent the remainder of his life there.

Alan Simpson's son Alan became an Olympic runner and record holder




Many thanks to Peter Smith, Peter Nightingale and son Joseph, Helen Grazier, Andrea Jackson, Cliff Rust, and Danny Cassidy for providing information and photos on this page.






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