Salford Lads Club, Salford

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Salford Lads' Club is a recreational club in the Ordsall area of Salford, Greater Manchester, England. The club, on the corner of St. Ignatius Walk and Coronation Street, was established in 1903 as a boys' club but today welcomes both boys and girls and organises activities including football, snooker, table tennis, computer games, boxing training, dance, community meetings, exhibitions, kickboxing, excursions and Jujitsu.The club was opened on 30 January 1904 by Robert Baden-Powell, who later founded the Scout movement. Former members include actor Albert Finney, footballers Albert McPherson, Steve Fleet, Eddie Colman and Brian Doyle, Allan Clarke, lead singer of 1960s pop group The Hollies, and Graham Nash, guitarist, songwriter and singer with The Hollies who went on to form Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
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  • August 9, 2017
    What an iconic place that was opened in 1903 by the soon to be Scout Leader Robert Baden-Powell, originally to keep young lads off the streets - moving with the times it is still going and caters for ...  more »
  • June 28, 2017
    After checking out one famous Manchester institution we decided to head onto another icon of the city, Salford Lads Club. The club is famously associated with a 1986 Smiths image on the “Queen is Dead...  more »
  • May 23, 2017
    This is just fabulous. I visited on the centenary of my Dad's birth. He had been a member as a young lad. I was provided with a copy of his membership card and found his name on the wall. Great visit ...  more »
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  • It's part of history. A must. Closed but the external building has been done up for those Smith like photos.
  • A wonderful place with a great past, present and future! Friendly people who care for arts, sports, kids and community! + the Smiths! Amazing!
  • If you are a fan of The Smiths, then this is definitely the place to visit. The Salford Lads Club is the iconic location of where the LP sleeve photo of The Queen Is Dead was taken. Very friendly atmosphere always at least one Smiths fan there and the "Smiths Shrine" inside is very good also!
  • An essential stop off point on a tour of Manchester if you are into indie music/The Smiths.
  • Went to the pop up shop when Morrissey was in town. The Smiths room is fantastic, but it was actually the local people and the history of the club I was really impressed with. Very welcoming

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