The history of Sale Rotary Club

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Brooklands Hotel on Marsland Road Sale.

The Brooklands Hotel, Sale in this building was held the Inaugural Dinner, the Presentation of Charter and Investiture of President, Rotarian John Paley Parrish on Wednesday Evening, 25th April, 1934.  Sale Rotary Club continued to meet weekly at the Brooklands Hotel until 1972.

The Hotel was opened in 1871 and proved popular with visitors due to its proximity to Brooklands Station for the Manchester South Junction and Altrincham Railway.  Most notable guests included Laurel and Hardy, Stan and Oliver preferred to stay at the Brooklands Hotel wherever performing in Manchester.  The Hotel gave its name to the ‘Brooklands Agreement’ which was signed at a meeting held at the Hotel on 23rd March 1893.  The agreement between the Federation of Master Cotton Spinners' Associations and the Amalgamated Association of Operative Cotton Spinners was the first agreement between capital and labour in the cotton industry, and ended a twenty week lockout.


Sale Rotary Club's charter is presented at the founding meeting in 1934 at the Brooklands Hotel in Marsland Road - now a modern office building.

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Brooklands Hotel, Sale.