Origins: The club was founded in 1921. It is now defunct but various teams have ‘lodged’ at their old Salendine Nook ground in recent years, including Edgerton, Birkby FMA and Harry Lime.
Ground/s: Britannia Works, just off New Hey Road, in Salendine Nook.
League: Huddersfield Association.
Club History: Britannia Works joined the Huddersfield Association in the early 1930s. In the decades that followed, they won the Lumb Cup, Challenge Shield, Crossland Trophy and Sharpe Rose Bowl.In 2010, the Examiner reported: ‘Members of a Huddersfield sports club have finally sold off their premises. But they have not received the large windfall they were expecting. People who had been members of the Britannia Works Social and Sports Association had expected hundreds of pounds each when their Salendine Nook sports complex was finally sold after years of wrangling‘The complex off New Hey Road at one time boasted two football fields, a cricket field and a clubhouse with extensive changing facilities, as well as a licensed bar. But it was closed down in 2008 – almost five years after the Association went into voluntary liquidation.’
Key People: Britannia’s most noted players included Leslie Chatterton and Jock MacLean.
Top Trivia: Early on, there were quite strict rules about who could play for the club – they had to belong to the Britannia Works Sports Club.
Folded: A gradual process. In 2008, the Examiner stated: ‘Huddersfield could be set to lose another of the town's cricket fields, unless a new team can be found to play on it! The Britannia Sports sports ground has been the home for several teams down the years, most recently Edgerton and Birkby FMA. However, at the end of last season Birkby folded due to lack of playing personnel, leaving just one Evening League Section II side, Britannia Works, using it. And this side no longer competes in the Huddersfield Evening League.