Inside the Brudenell Social Club's mission to protect the grassroots circuit

James Hanley

There’s a scene in one of the peerless early series of The Simpsons where Homer’s boss, the devilish Mr Burns, is musing over what to call his new casino. “It’s got to have sex appeal, and a catchy name,” he insists, prior to unveiling the less than inspired title of ‘Mr Burns’ Casino’.

Whether the founders of Leeds’ 105-year-old Brudenell Social Club engaged in a similar thought process back in 1913 is lost in the annals of history but regardless ...

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