The world’s oldest press club has announced it has a new official home after a lengthy search.
The Birmingham Press Club is set to base itself at the St Paul’s Club, which is housed in a listed building in Birmingham’s St Paul’s Square.
The Press Club, which dates back to 1865, has been looking for a headquarters for many years.
It will now use St Paul’s, Birmingham’s oldest and only private dining club, as a base for many of its meetings including its ‘first Thursday’ drop in sessions.
Members of the Press Club will have the option of applying for membership of St Paul’s as part of the partnership.
Press Club chairman Llewela Bailey said: “St Paul’s Club is a fantastic treasure and the facilities are superb combined with its wonderful food, traditions and rooms that go back to an age of elegance and sophistication.”
Philip Barnett, president of St Paul’s Club, added: “Both clubs have a great history and are working to make sure that the traditions continue in a modern setting that meets the needs of members in the early 21st century.
“This will I am sure be good for both clubs.”