Project Description

The story of Clubland, a youth club founded in 1925 at the Walworth Methodist Church. In 2012, Michael Holland brought together archive moving image and still photographs which recorded the club’s activities through to 1976, and collected oral history interviews with several members of Clubland.

Walworth Methodist Church was the site of William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, first sermon in London in 1849, and is now the largest Methodist congregation in the city. Clubland was set up by the Reverend Butterworth in 1925 as ‘a house for friendship for boys and girls outside any church’, housing a gym, an auditorium and a roof playing pitch at the church.