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Liberal Club

It was the 8th October, 1886, that the Liberal club first opened, and in 1881 prior to this, it could be found on Hermitage Street. The secretary at this time being Elijah Leyland1. Strangely by 1885 the club no longer has a listing.

The building was situated on the corner of Commercial Street and School Street, opposite the old school.

On the 22nd September 1934 the Rishton U. D. C. bought the building to use as a public library2.

The building has been demolished and a green with seating is now in its place.

On the back of the post card the text read "This is the Liberal Club and I was a member for about 3 years. I hear it has been sold and is used for other purposes now"3.

References

Site of Liberal club in December 2002.

1 1881 Barrett's Directory

2 Council Minutes 1934

A Chronology of Accrington and Men of Mark, by R. S. Crossley, Published 1924.

3 Picture Postcard supplied by Ron Grenier, Carolina.