Lindley Liberal Club – How It All Happened
In 1891 the club was registered with the friendly societies as Lindley Liberal Working Men’s Club.
We move on to December 28th, 1910 when Lindley Liberal Building Company Ltd sold the building and land to Lindley Liberal Club for the princely sum of £500. The building was subject to “Trust” clauses.
“Must be used as a political and social club, for persons residing in the district in which the club is, and holding opinions in accordance with those held by the Liberal Party in Huddersfield, as expressed from time to time, through the Huddersfield Association and to permit the several privileges, advantages, conveyances and accommodation of a club to be provided on the said premises and to permit the same to be used on behalf of the association of Liberals as expressed in Lindley and District in such a manner as said trustees shall in their discretion think fit.”
We are therefore still committed by the deed to permit the Liberal Party access and use of the club premises for political purposes.
At this time the number of trustees required was no less than seven and no more than seventeen. There is no mention of committee or officials.
On August 1st, 1910 deeds were signed on behalf of the club with Mr. Frederick William Sykes, Green Lea, Lindley for the land situated on the bottom side of the club. To be used as a bowling green and tennis courts. The rent under agreement being a “peppercorn”. This must be handed over on Christmas day each year. This has been done “religiously” every year. The club are not allowed to build on the land.
The club were responsible for all road repairs halfway across Daisy Lea Lane and Occupation Road, until both highways were adopted by Huddersfield Highways Department.