Catalogue ReferenceD/EX1498
TitleRecords of Maidenhead Constitutional Club.
DescriptionSummary

MINUTES: meeting to consider formation of club, 1892; provisional committee, 1892-1893; general committee, 1893-1946; house committee, 1893-1946; general meetings and AGMs 1893-1984 (incomplete); committee, 1946-1985 (incomplete); sub-committees, 1926, 1934, 1959

ACCOUNTS: accounts, 1893-1919, 1930-1952; annual reports and statements of accounts, 1893-1983 (incomplete)

MEMBERSHIP RECORDS: registers of members, 1893-1941

MISCELLANEOUS: report of sub-committee re card room bye laws, 1897; report on premises, 1984; report of bar committee, 1984; photocopies re dissolution and sale, 1993-1994
Date1892-1994
RepositoryBerkshire Record Office (code: GB 005)
LevelSub-Fonds
Extent13 vols, 4 bdls, 3 docs
Admin HistoryMaidenhead Constitutional Club was formed in 1893 after a series of provisional meetings. It was initially a politically-based gentlemen's club for Conservatives, the original objects being the 'promotion of constitutional principles, and social intercourse among the Conservatives and Unionists of Maidenhead'. The local MP was often a member; in 1922 one of the club's vice-presidents was elected to Parliament. From 1962 a new form of limited membership was available to non-Conservatives, and by the time the club closed in 1993 the political links had been dropped.
AcquisitionDeposited in March 1998 (acc. 6198)
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