Wallsend Boys Club...Helping Young People to Reach Their Potential



The beginning of clubs for boys

The beginning of clubs for boys (the fore runner to Wallsend Boys’ Club). In 1883 George Burton Hunter built the ‘Wallsend Café’ on the south west corner of the junction of Station Road and the High Street. His purpose in providing this facility was to encourage his twin interests in temperance and education. Young apprentices from the shipyard were particularly encouraged to use these educational facilities. By the turn of the century this commitment to the welfare of the apprentices had taken another turn, with a Boys’ Club being opened officially on November 14th1904. The club had two rooms which...
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