St Andrew’s Club is the world’s oldest youth club, founded in 1866. They are a community based youth club which provides activities that are enabling, educational, fun and participative for young people from the ages of 5 to adulthood. The Club offers it’s members a safe, welcoming and active environment. They offer activities such as archery, music production, cookery, chess, capoeira, fashion, health and beauty courses, karate, arts and crafts and even field seven football teams every weekend. As well as providing in-house training, they work with external partners such as Tate Britain, the Supreme Court and the English National Opera to extend their offering to members.
St Andrew’s Club recently commissioned Pedalo to deliver a large heritage project which showcases the impressive history of the club, from 1866 to present day. This project was lottery funded. The website was created on the momentous occasion of the club’s 150th year anniversary.
Created in WordPress, the new website was built to allow users to browse the club’s historic documents and images with ease. Uploading these documents to the website served a preservation purpose as well as an educational one.
The new website includes the following sections:
- An interactive map featuring Victorian Journeys and Youth Clubs in London
- A gallery of photographs dating back to the 19th Century
- An archive section containing Chronicles which were painstakingly scanned and uploaded
- A section of ‘Member Stories’ pertaining to the club’s history
It was a pleasure working with this organisation and helping them showcase their prestigious legacy in a way that will be of use to it’s members, colleagues and supporters for many years to come.
We invite you to visit the new site and let us know what you think!
Thank you again for Pedalo’s work on the new site, I am getting great feedback. What we created is now becoming a notable resource for the London Youth community which is great to see. I appreciate the guidance provided by Pedalo which made the entire process enjoyable, and the attention to detail central to your operation means I can feel comfortable as an HLF Project Manager to pass on the site with knowing it will be utilised and function well for the people it was created for. – Andreas Persson, Project Manager