Papers of S.Rowe

Scope and Content

Papers relating to youth work and youth leadership training, 1959 90 (17 files)

Papers of the Manchester Jewish Lads' Brigade and Club: committee minutes and minute books, 1941-86 (26 vols. and files); attendance and financial records, 1961-9 (6 files); reports, newsletters, activities sheets and other papers, 1954-71 (15 files); scrapbooks, 1954-69 (49 vols.); photographs and postcards, 1917-1980s (17 files), and newspaper cuttings, c.1955 91 (5 files); annual reports, 1898-1905, 1928-38 and 1957 70, the earliest relating to the Grove House Lads' Club, the predecessor of the Manchester Jewish Lads' Brigade and Club; sports medals, 1921-54; gift book for Grove Lads' Club, 1907-59.

Administrative / Biographical History

Stanley Rowe (1924 92) began a career as a youth worker with the encouragement of G.P.Holden, a youth leader involved in the Duke of York camps. After war service in the Royal Navy, Rowe trained on the Nottingham University youth and community course. His first post was at Kingley Hall Settlement in the East End of London. After qualification, Rowe took a post as leader-in-charge at the Brunswick Youth Club in Chalfont St Giles. He remained here until 1954, when he was recommended by the education officers of the Council of Christians and Jews for the post of youth and community worker at Henriques House, which was the home of the Manchester Jewish Lads' Brigade and Club. In 1972 Rowe moved to Belfast to lecture at Ulster Polytechnic on youth and community work. He returned to Manchester in the 1980s to become provincial development officer for the Association of Jewish Youth.

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Compiled by Gwennyth Anderson

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