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#270707 - 20th Nov 2008 9:39pm Artisans golf club
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I think it was a little before everyones time on here but I once heard about an Artisans golf club/course i.e. working mens in the North End of Birkenhead. I think it was situated somewhere around the end of Beaufort road or maybe where the Avenues are now? Anyone know any more about this?
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#608582 - 25th Oct 2011 6:14pm Re: Artisans golf club [Re: Morseman]
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It's unlikely to have been their own golf club.

A lot of golf clubs had/have an artisans section, which bascially meant the working class, who would get reduced rates to play at restricted times in return for tending the course.

I can remember playing at Hoylake municipal course 20 odd years back and on the same day it was Artisans day.

It being a council run course I can only think it was a golf society made up of ex artisans or something.

You'll generally find that one person will run the Artisans section and use their home address as a point of contact, so it may be this address that was where you're talking of.

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#608829 - 25th Oct 2011 10:56pm Re: Artisans golf club [Re: Rhoobarb]
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Rhoobarb is right. The club you've heard about was the West Cheshire Golf Club and had an Artisans' section. There's a good write-up about it in the book "Up Our Lobby" by Bill Houldin. ISBN 0-904582-08-6
Attached is a map of where the course was.


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