I have to say that moving to a country of the British Empire has opened my eyes to many things that were not a part of American culture.
One of the many things that I've notice here and there are signs for 'Savage Club'--mostly on repurposed churches or houses. Hubby recently pointed out one in a nearby town and I finally got around to checking them out. The truth about the Savage Club came as quite a surprise--although, I really didn't know what to expect.
It seems that there are many mild, artistic souls that wanted a place to gather for fellowship and support that started in the mid 1800's. You can click here for more information and history.