Film of the Month - Clubland Activities of the 1950s and 60s


article thumb - Clubland members on an outing, c.1960s.

Clubland members on an outing, c.1960s.

Home movie filmed by Mrs Butterworth wife of the late Rev. J Butterworth and founder of Clubland, Walworth.


Starts: Saturday 10:00
Ends: Thursday 17:00

Event Details

Address:211 Borough High Street

Post code:SE1 1JA


Telephone:020 7525 0232

Open hours:Mon, Thurs - 10am to 7pm
Tues, Fri - 10am to 5pm
Sat - 10am to 3pm
Weds, Sun - Closed


Clubland was a ground-breaking Methodist youth club that transformed the lives of young people in Walworth between the 1920s and the 1960s. It was the vision of one man, James Butterworth, who worked tirelessly to raise funds for a purpose built facility that included workshops, an art room, a theatre, a gymnasium, and a rooftop playground. This rare film footage was shot on 16mm film by the late James Butterworth’s wife, Mrs Butterworth. It features some of the various activities undertaken by Rev. Butterworth and the young people who attended Clubland in Walworth, Southwark and includes their overseas trips. Look out for Sports day in Burgess Park! 23 mins / silent


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