This did not deter the growing group of driven volunteers who decided to open new youth clubs in the area using the same model of building a voluntary team of young adults and older members around a small experienced core.
Very much the same model the Knights uses today over 75 years later!
New clubs were opened in local schools, including Streatham Hill, Balham, Clapham, Mitcham Lane (Streatham Youth Centre) and Streatham Common.
Image right: Every year from the early 1950’s until the late 70’s the Knights would organise huge summer camps or residential holidays where young people got out of London to have a wonderful experience. Many of our young people were part of families unable to afford a holiday or never travelled far from their inner city homes. 80 years on, we continue that tradition.