History

We were very proud to celebrate our 140th birthday in July 2013.
We are older than the major local football clubs of Manchester United, Manchester City and Stockport County. Older than Wimbledon and the modern Olypmic movement.
As part of the celebrations of that birthday, we produced a special commemorative brochure which is now available by clicking here.

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The Club began life, way back in July 1873, as a Bowling and Croquet Club and we now offer Bowling, Tennis and Squash playing and social facilities at our picturesque site at Prince’s Road in Heaton Moor, near Tithe Barn School.
Sadly, croquet is no longer with us but we have continued to move with the times. A bar was added in 1892, Lawn Tennis courts were laid in 1880 and a squash court was built during our centenary year of 1973.
The facilities of the Club have continued to be improved over the years – a second squash court was added as part of a major development in 2003 when the three shale courts were converted to all-weather and floodlights added so we had six all-weather courts , five being floodlit. The bowling green has remained constant, with floodlights added in 1975.
As long as anyone can remember, West Heaton has been a very family-orientated club and continues to have 140Ann 014 - Version 2a thriving junior section today.
A thriving social side has also always been very much a part of life at West Heaton and continues to be so. Professional acts, music events, shows put on by members for the members, quiz nights, children’s parties – it happens at West Heaton, and not more so than the wonderful Summer Ball held to celebrate those 140 years !An important part of all our histories was remembered in August 2014 with the centenary of the outbreak of World War One. Our President at that time, Chrissie Gibson, commemorated the occasion by compiling the attached tribute to those members who did not return, together with some reflections of life at the Club at that historic time.

West Heaton during WW1