Why is your club called Darnall and Handsworth when you are not located in these areas?
The club name was Darnall & Handsworth from the beginning, mainly because some of our members lived in Darnall and some in Handsworth. The first venue was the King's Head at Darnall. Dave Hodgett wanted the club to be called Darnall, Kings Head so that he could shorten it to DKH which were his own initials (David Kenneth Hodgett). After the Kings Head we moved to Darnall Liberal Club for about five years until they shut down. We actually lost all of our equipment (sets, boards and clocks) when they shut down and we had to build up again by moving to Handsworth WMC. Interestingly Handsworth WMC used to have a team in the S&DCA back in the 1930s. In the future we may change our name not linked to a location.