The Albert Club - A History

Coming very soon


The book 'The Albert Club, A History' will be released shortly.

Watch this space, the Albert Club Newsletter and our social media channels.


Meticulously researched and written by our former Club President Jim Machin, it will be available for advance orders for £10.

Pre-order your copy at the bar. 

Book Description 


The Albert Club started in 1874 as a gentlemen’s club for the wealthy merchants, industrialists, and professionals of late-Victorian Manchester, especially those based in West Didsbury, Didsbury and Withington.

It is now a thriving community sports and social club at the heart of West Didsbury life.

Designed by leading Manchester architects of the time, it is believed that the club is the oldest lawn tennis club, still using the same original clubhouse and grounds, in the world.

The Albert Club - A History
Jim Machin

There is tragedy and comedy, and evidence of other forgotten Manchester histories. The social norms and dialogue of the earlier eras are often shocking, but sometimes surprisingly similar to the modern day. Some things don’t change!

Written in the style of a reference book, the reader can select those subjects and periods they are interested in, from 1874 right up to the last 35 years.

You can also find out if an early Albert member (1874 to 1924) lived in your house, and what they did for a living.

Here’s what the Albert’s proof readers have been saying:


Pre-Order your copy at the bar for just £10