History of the Club

Tyseley Working Mens Club was founded in 1923 and has seen many changes over the years. There is a plaque in the lounge listing the original founding committee members.

Over the years, the various sports teams that have played at Tyseley WMC have excelled against both local opposition and those further afield. In the fifties and sixties, the club was dominant in snooker and attracted many great players to play for it and in exhibitions.

The club has also seen some very successful darts teams, some of the players also competing in the prestigious Sports Argus team. There have also been regularly victorious bowls, football and dominoes teams.

The walls of the club offices display many photographs of previous members and committees, awards and trophy winners and there are countless more in storage. Two of the photographs here were provided courtesy of Dave Polhill, although there are few details of what occasions they are marking. The photo above shows Dave's father George on the extreme left, a member for some 72 years until his death in 2002. On the extreme right is George's father, so this gives a flavour of how long ago it was taken.

The photo above was taken prior to a club outing, presumably from the sixties. This shows the original Club entrance, still there on the outside, but otherwise out of use. Members have put names to some of those pictured, including Ernie Wright on the extreme left, Chris Whyton in the black suit centre left, George Polhill again fifth from right, John Reece behind him and R.Connall to his left.

We hope to put some more information and photos up soon.

 

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