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Public Schools Club

Summary
The Public Schools Club is a former London gentlemen's club. The Public Schools Club was founded in October 1863 at 17 St James's Place, London. As outlined in the British journal The Athenaeum, from its foundation, the club restricted its membership to former pupils of Charterhouse School, Eton College, Harrow School, Rugby School, Shrewsbury School, Oundle School, Westminster School and Winchester College. By 1885, a "Public Schools Club" was advertising for "suitable premises" in London in which to re-establish their establishment. The club was re-founded in 1909, based at number 13 Albemarle Street which until very recently had been the home of the Albemarle Club. The Public Schools Club disbanded during World War I as a result of the heavy casualties sustained among its membership. By 1910, the alpine sports club which had been founded c.1905 as the Winter Sports Club by Sir Henry Lunn was incorporated as the Public Schools Alpine Sports Club and under the c
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