Thursday, July 14, 2011

London's Reform Club

Ideas on CBC recently ran an interesting program on
London's Reform Club, also known as 104 Pall Mall.

The Reform Club was originally a private club restricted to men who pledged support for the Great Reform Act of 1832.  Shortly after its establishment the Club  developed as a political headquarters of the Library Party.  Since approximately 1920 the Reform Club became purely social in nature and moved away from its original overtly political purpose. The Club is also known for its association with Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, as the club was the location  where the idea of the journey was thought of. 

The Ideas program provides a great audio tour and look at the history of this interesting historic site.

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