An equally impressive piece but in a very different style. This one was painted by a Victor Shaw who describes himself on the board as an Art Craftsman and even gives his address and Sheffield telephone number!
This Roll of Honour has a total of 393 names with 18 who died.
The wonderful thing about these two fine Rolls of Honour is that they radiate the pride of club members who will have paid for them out of their own pockets at a time when life was very tough.
Belgrave & District Working Men’s Club and Institute
Founded in 1894 it had a wonderful array of facilities. It had a lounge, sports bar, concert room and even an Ambulance Room. This latter was fully kitted out for massage and heat treatment, emergency oxygen, chiropodist and all was free to members. The benefits of membership were obvious in the days when entertainment and medical provision was more restricted.
These two Rolls of Honour are real works of art, especially commissioned from a professional artist. They have both maintained their vivid colouring.
The club closed in the late 1990s and was became The Jungle Club, famous for its two huge replica elephant tusks on each side of the front door. Fortunately the Rolls of Honour were taken down from the walls to allow for the more exotic decoration suitable to new use and were stored under the stage. There they remained for about 20 years.
Thanks to the perseverance of Chris Stephens and the generosity of the owner of the club, they came into our care in 2018 when we had them re-mounted in their original frames and glazed.
All Saints Church, Highcross St, Leicester LE1 4PH