The Bagnall's of Wakefield

Wakefield - Alverthorpe Working Mens Club

Alverthorpe Working Mens' Club
Alverthorpe Working Mens' Club

Visiting the Mayor of Wakefield September 2005

Meeting Patrick Bagnall & the Mayor of Wakefield
Meeting Patrick Bagnall & the Mayor of Wakefield

In September 2005 two things happened:

  1. I met a distant cousin, Patrick Bagnall for the first time ever. Found via a mutual interest in genealogy
  2. Patrick and I were invited to meet the Mayor of Wakefield, who had important information to interest us both

Patrick and I went to the Town Hall and met the Mayor, Cllr David Hopkins, who showed us two Mason's Mallets presented by Messrs Bagnall Bros to the Mayor. One, made from ebony was presented (I think) at the laying of a foundation stone for Alverthorpe Working Mens club. A building I didn't know they had built. The inscription reads G & H Bagnall which would indicate that Messrs Bagnall Brothers were George and Harry Bagnall. The other mallet is made from ivory and is unfortnately damaged, but I assume it may have been to commemorate the building of the Drury Lane Library. Many thanks too to Mr. Jubb for arranging our visit.

Drury Lane Library(?) and Alverthorpe WMC Commemorative mallets
Drury Lane Library(?) and Alverthorpe WMC Commemorative mallets
Alverthorpe WMC Commemorative Mallet Inscription
Alverthorpe WMC Commemorative Mallet Inscription