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Brady Boys’ & Girls’ Club – Online Archive

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An Official Brady Photographic Archive, with hundreds of photos taken between the 1940s and the late 1970s, has been launched – you can access the archive at: https://www.bradyarchive.co.uk/

The first Brady Club for Working Lads, was established in 1896, in Durward Street, driven by Lady Rothschild and other wealthy ‘West End Jews’ who wanted to improve the social quality of life and help to Anglicise the ‘East End’ boys, who came mainly from East European refugee families, and whose lingua franca was Yiddish.

In 1925, Miriam Moses established the Girls Club, and in 1935 the girls moved to the building in Hanbury Street, and in 1960 the Boys Club moved from Durward Street to amalgamate with the Girls club in the Hanbury Street building. This archive of photographs is based on a cache of several hundred photographs that had been ‘lost’ for many years and were recently rediscovered in a loft.

With a single click you can be whisked back in time to a land filled with joyous memories, fun, laughter and, on the odd occasion, tears. Whether you’re looking for photos of the club, Skeet, camp or holidays abroad, this is the site for you. And if you look closely enough, there’s a good chance of finding a photograph of yourself or one of your friends.

 

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