Alpha Youth Club

From the Mitcham Youth Handbook of 1949

Address: Lonesome School, Grove Road, Mitcham.
Club Leader: W. T. Stimson, Esq., 161 Manor Road, Mitcham.
Asst. Club Leader: Mrs. P. Stone, 19 Queen Anne Gardens, Mitcham.

SENIOR SECTION: 15-21 years. Meeting Nights: Monday and Friday, 7.0-10.0 p.m.; Thursday, 8 – 10 p.m.
Activities (Indoor): Dancing, Talks, Discussions, Table Tennis, Billiards, Badminton, Physical Training (girls), Darts, Dramatics, Boxing;
(Outdoor): Football (2 teams), Netball (2 teams), Cricket, Tennis, Swimming, Athletics, Rambles, Theatre Parties, Camp.

JUNIOR SECTION: 13-15 years. Meeting Night: Thursday, 6.0-8.0 p.m.
Activities (Indoor): Dancing (Folk and Ballroom), Talks, Discussions, Film Shows (Educational), Handiwork Class, Table Tennis, Dramatics.
(Outdoor): Football, Netball, Swimming, Athletics, Rambles, Parties arranged to visit places of interest.

This Club was originally formed in 1943. At that time it was known as the Ascension Social Guild, meeting only one night a week in the Ascension Church. The membership gradually increased, and in 1947 new premises were obtained at Lonesome School. Having moved out of the parish a new constitution was drawn up and the name of the Club became Alpha Youth Club. Since then the Club has gone ahead by leaps and bounds and has now 150 members. Application for membership should be made to the Club Leader on any Club night. The object of the Club is to provide a friendly place where members can meet and _enjoy an atmosphere of good fellowship with one another.

Source: Local Studies Centre, Morden Library, Civic Centre, Morden.
Reference: L2 (369) MIT

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