A Brief History of The Club
The building itself could well be contemporary with the foundation of the Club for we know that the house was built in the eighteenth century on land which once formed part of the Greyfriars precinct. The old wall in St. Faiths Lane, behind the Club, was the boundary between the Cathedral Close and Greyfriars. At the time the house was built, or not long after, it was the premises of the Harvey and Hudson Bank and continued to be until 1866 when the bank was transferred to the new Crown Bank, now Hardwick House.
It was not until 1887 that The Norfolk Club, then occupying rented accommodation on Guildhall Hill, purchased the present premises at 17 Upper King Street. The purchase price was £3,600.
When the Club acquired the building certain alterations were made; first the present dining room block was built in 1888, then in the following year the library was created from two smaller rooms. The mosaic tiles in the hall replaced the old flagstones. the Club moved in about Christmas 1888.
“On 9th June 1770, a number of men most sanguinely moved and proposed as follows: That a Select Number of intimate Friends in the County of Norfolk (not exceeding fourteen) do dine together at the Bell Tavern in the Market Place Norwich upon the last Saturday in the months of June, July, August 1770 and in the months of April, May, June, July and August in the next insuring year for ten years to come”.
25 Bent Street
Telephone: 0061 29232 8266
Fax: 0061 29232 1814
The Union, University & Schools Club of Sydney has evolved over the past 150 years through the amalgamation of a number of Sydney’s finest Clubs. The most recent was the historic merger between the Union Club and the University & Schools Club, which took effect in January 2007. This merger saw the coming together of two great Clubs, both with long histories steeped in Club traditions, an accomplished Membership base and a Club ethos characterised by Members' enjoyment of culinary, cultural and sporting activities.
40 Newcomen Street
PO Box 28
Telephone: 0061 24929 1224
Fax: 0061 24929 6302
The Newcastle Club is in the middle of Newcastle CBD offering old fashioned traditions of service, courtesy, comfort and charm, whilst meeting the needs of contemporary life in this fast moving world. The view across Newcastle Harbour gives Members an opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauty and fascination of a busy working port.
Near Morgans' Gate
Telephone: 0091 0824 2414146
Fax: 0091 0824 2412149
Founded in 1876, the Mangalore Club sits cosily in picturesque surroundings on the banks of the Nethravati river. It combines the hoary clubbing traditions of The Raj and those of modern and progressive India. Boasting of excellent modern facilities whilst continuing to retain its Old World charm, the Club is a much sought after place for its members, many of whom are prominent citizens of the city of Mangalore.
36 Collins Street
Telephone: 0061 39 650 4941
Fax: 0061 39 650 6798
The Melbourne Club is a men-only private club established in 1838 and located at 36 Collins Street, Melbourne; adjacent to the women-only Lyceum Club. Built in 1858, the current clubhouse is a very refined renaissance revival building with fine classical features.
100 Princes Street
Telephone: 0131 225 1501
The Royal Over-Seas League is a Commonwealth membership organisation with many thousands of members worldwide, historic clubhouses at prestigious locations in Edinburgh and London plus Reciprocal arrangements and a network of contacts around the world.
32, Royal Exchange Square
Telephone: 0141 221 6630
The Western Club was founded in 1825 at a time when Glasgow was establishing itself as the Second City of the Empire. Thanks mainly to the access provided by the River Clyde Glasgow became a centre for trade and industry importing cotton and tobacco from America and sugar from the West Indies.
5 Place de la Rébuplique
Telephone: 0032 04 2237 166
Fax: 0032 04 2224 832
La Société Littéraire de Liége was set up on 5 April 1779 by François-Charles de Velbrück during his reign as prince bishop of Liege. It aimed to provide its members with newspapers and books in a convivial atmosphere, on the model of other literary societies of the time. It provides cultural activities and meeting for its members, has reciprocal ties with the Cercle Gaulois in Brussels, and publishes a quarterly newsletter entitled Lettre de la Littéraire.
Telephone: 00 356 332011 / 12
The Malta Union Club was founded in 1826 by certain officers and civilians who leased the top floor, less the ballroom, of the Auberge de Provence in Strada Reale, now Republic Street, Valletta. Membership was restricted to eighty resident Members plus a number of Honorary Members. The present building was purposely constructed in 2000, on an adjacent site in Tigné Street, on the expiry of the lease of the last Club building. The Club took possession of and moved into the new Club House in 2002.
5 Stevens Road
Telephone: 0065 67376011
Fax: 0065 67332391
Today, The Tanglin Club is one of Singapore's oldest & prominent social club. It is not known how the name 'Tanglin' originated but as there are many places in Malaysia named after trees, it is possible that The Tanglin Club was named after the Saraca Tree aka 'Tanglin Tree'. A commemorative Tanglin Tree was planted in the grounds of the present clubhouse in 1990 to mark the Club's 125th anniversary.