The Albert Club – A History

£10.00

The eagerly anticipated book ‘The Albert Club, A History’ will be released shortly.

Meticulously researched and written by our former Club President Jim Machin, it is now available for advance orders for just £10.

Pre-order your copy now!

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The book.. The Albert Club, A History‘ will be released shortly.


Meticulously researched and written by our former Club President Jim Machin
, it is now available for
advance orders for £10.

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Synopsis

The Albert Club started in 1874 as a gentlemen’s club for the wealthy merchants, industrialists, and professionals of late-Victorian Manchester, especially those based in West Didsbury, Didsbury and Withington.

It is now a thriving community sports and social club at the heart of West Didsbury life.

Designed by leading Manchester architects of the time, it is believed that the club is the oldest lawn tennis club, still using the same original clubhouse and grounds, in the world.

There is tragedy and comedy, and evidence of other forgotten Manchester histories. The social norms and dialogue of the earlier eras are often shocking, but sometimes surprisingly similar to the modern day. Some things don’t change!

Written in the style of a reference book, the reader can select those subjects and periods they are interested in, from 1874 right up to the last 35 years.

You can also find out if an early Albert member (1874 to 1924) lived in your house, and what they did for a living.

Here’s what the Albert’s proof readers have been saying:

  • Meticulously researched and well written, it brings to life the many generations of Albert members.

  • It made fascinating reading. You have worked wonders researching the lives of all those amazing early members.

  • You’ve done a great job mate! Looking forward to reading the rest.

  • A fantastic read, absolutely amazing to find out about the history of the club and the courts, you’ve done a fantastic job here and should be really, really proud of yourself!

  • A love letter to the Albert. Tears in my eyes. Amazing!

  • A fascinating insight into the people and history of Didsbury.

  • Undoubtedly the best book about the Albert Club that I have ever seen. I picked it up and could not put it down. Must have been the super glue.

  • Amazing read. Well done! You must be proud and relieved to have finished.

  • Hear, hear! Brought tears to my eyes.

Author

Jim Machin

  1. A Proofreader

    Meticulously researched and well written, it brings to life the many generations of Albert members.

  2. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    It made fascinating reading. You have worked wonders researching the lives of all those amazing early members.

  3. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    You’ve done a great job mate! Looking forward to reading the rest.

  4. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    A fantastic read, absolutely amazing to find out about the history of the club and the courts, you’ve done a fantastic job here and should be really, really proud of yourself!

  5. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    A love letter to the Albert. Tears in my eyes. Amazing!

  6. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    A fascinating insight into the people and history of Didsbury.

  7. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    Undoubtedly the best book about the Albert Club that I have ever seen. I picked it up and could not put it down. Must have been the super glue.

  8. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    Amazing read. Well done! You must be proud and relieved to have finished.

  9. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    Hear, hear! Brought tears to my eyes.

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  1. A Proofreader

    Meticulously researched and well written, it brings to life the many generations of Albert members.

  2. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    It made fascinating reading. You have worked wonders researching the lives of all those amazing early members.

  3. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    You’ve done a great job mate! Looking forward to reading the rest.

  4. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    A fantastic read, absolutely amazing to find out about the history of the club and the courts, you’ve done a fantastic job here and should be really, really proud of yourself!

  5. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    A love letter to the Albert. Tears in my eyes. Amazing!

  6. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    A fascinating insight into the people and history of Didsbury.

  7. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    Undoubtedly the best book about the Albert Club that I have ever seen. I picked it up and could not put it down. Must have been the super glue.

  8. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    Amazing read. Well done! You must be proud and relieved to have finished.

  9. A Proofreader (verified owner)

    Hear, hear! Brought tears to my eyes.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.