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



Fire guts Wallsend Boys’ Club

Sadly, all of this activity suffered a setback on June 9th1959 when the club building was gutted by a serious blaze. The hall and gym suffered extensive damage, and much sports equipment was lost. Ironically the club had just spent £600 on renovation and redecoration, the first since it’s opening in 1939. Among the items saved however were all the trophies won over the years, and the framed certificate marking the honorary membership of the Duke of Gloucester. These had been stored in a fire-proof safe. The mood of the club seems to have been determined as well as dismayed....
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