SJ8797 : Crossley House Youth Centre

taken 1 year 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 former Whitworth Baths SJ8797 : Former Whitworth Baths on the right has been demolished but so far the Youth Centre has escaped the same fate.
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Date Taken
Monday, 6 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 4 December, 2018
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure 
Former (from Tags)
Gymnasium  Lads Club  Boxing Club 
Date (from Tags)
1911  1913  1941 
Person (from Tags)
Ricky Hatton  Marco Antonion Barrera  Bob Shannon  William Crossley 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8771 9747 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4289N 2:11.1976W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8775 9745
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Site of Former Baths 

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