SJ8797 : Crossley House Youth Centre

taken 3 years ago, near to Gorton, Manchester, Great Britain

Crossley House Youth Centre
Crossley House Youth Centre
Openshaw Lad's Club was founded in November 1888 by William John Crossley. It was previously known as the Gorton and Openshaw Working Lad's Club and the Crossley Lad's Club. The Crossley family financed the club up to 1941 and they built the club premises, Crossley House to commemorate Sir William Crossley after his death in 1911. The building was opened in September 1913.

In July 1941 the premises were handed over to the National Association of Boy's Clubs and a management committee was formed to administer the club. LinkExternal link

For 21 years it was the home of the Boxing Club run by Bob Shannon LinkExternal link The former base for Ricky Hatton and Marco Antonio Barrera had been credited by police with helping to cut crime through its community work and regular kids sessions. LinkExternal link In 2013 crooks ripped out copper piping and stole priceless equipment from the club. The building was rendered unsafe and it remains closed.

The building was also home to Careerlines, a careers advisory service.

SJ8797 : Crossley House: Entrance detail
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Friday, 30 September, 2016
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused 
Former (from Tags)
Lads Club  Boxing Club  Gymnasium 
Date (from Tags)
1888  1941  1911  1913  2013 
Person (from Tags)
William Crossley  Bob Shannon  Ricky Hatton  Marco Antonion Barrera 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8770 9747 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4289N 2:11.2067W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8769 9745
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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