WACL History History of WACL – 1930s Last Updated: Jan 17, 2018

Key Events

  • Began with ‘The Slump’ and ended with World War II
  • First BBC TV broadcasts
  • Colour film came to the cinema
  • Persil ‘Expert Washers’ called on 6 million households
  • Rowntree launched Rolos

WACL Speakers included Mr J Gibson Jarvie “The Foremost European Authority on Installment Selling” and Miss J Roberts on “Women in Prison”

In February 1931, the Club Secretary had to notify the Club that she was to be examined in her private capacity for bankruptcy and so placed herself unreservedly in the hands of the Committee – who unanimously agreed that she should retain her office.

Membership fees remained at a guinea throughout the 1920s & 30s.

The Club was put on a ‘war footing’ in December 1939