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World’s oldest press club announces new official home

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.

Philip Barnet, left, president of St Paul’s Club ,and Bob Warman, president of Birmingham Press Club exchange club ties.

Philip Barnett, left, president of St Paul’s Club ,and Bob Warman, president of Birmingham Press Club, exchange club ties.

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.”


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  • September 4, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Is it just me or does anyone else think that is a very weird picture? When I first saw it I thought it was some bizarre Midlands strangling competition…

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  • September 4, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    You’re right, it is a weird picture but I think the intentions were to be creative. Having said that, I once saw a wedding photo in a newspaper (can’t remember which one) which had the bride threatening to stab her husband with the cake knife. Now that was odd so soon into the marriage!

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