1939

This pattern developed up to 1939. With the outbreak of war the scale of voluntary help was greatly reduced, and the men’s club members shrank as members took up national service jobs or moved elsewhere. This was accentuated by evacuation and by the severe bomb damage...

1935

It came about then that a governing body was formed by trust deed, known as the Frank Briant Memorial Council, consisting of certain of Mr Briant’s relations, and of a number of people sponsored by the Old Millhillians Club. The men’s club committee remained, many of...

1934

Frank Briant died suddenly at the age of 70 in September 1934. No precise arrangements had been made about Alford House, but he had expressed a hope that the responsibility would be undertaken by his friends from Mill Hill School with whom a connection had been kept...

1920

After the War the club carried on as before. Membership of the men’s club, which did not necessarily mean regular attendance, was some 300, and of the boys’club about 80 to 100, who used the club frequently. Under Mr. Briant, the caretakers acted as stewards, one on...

1914

During the 1914-1918 War the club was the centre for local Red Cross and other working parties, being visited by H.M. Queen Mary and H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. Numbers of its members served in the War and many gave their lives.