Three women linking arms. Cat ref: Coal 80/673/013 Accessions to repositories
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Major accessions to repositories in 2017 relating to Sports and Recreation


Archifau Ynys Mon / Anglesey Archives

  • Anglesey Needlework Guild: account book 1901-1937 (WM/2618)

Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Barnsley Cricket and Athletic Club: scorebooks 1890-1893 (A/3702/G)
  • Barnsley Municipal Golf Club: minutes and corresp 1940s-1970s (A/3731/C)

Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

  • Women of Wilden: minutes, accounts, correspondence and programmes 1967-2000 (X644)

Berkshire Record Office

  • Warfield Badminton Club: financial and membership records 1957-1999 (D/EX2665)

Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office

  • Berwick Amateur Rowing Club: records incl photographs 20th cent (BRO 2441)

Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society: register of members 1860-1902 (MS 2458)

Bromley Historic Collections

  • Aylesbury Road School fencing club: records of competitions and matches 1964-1995 (Acc 2017/025)

Clackmannanshire Archives & Local History Service

  • Alva Gymnastic Games Committee: minute books, committee rolls, cash book 1868-1933 (A/2017/3)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Papers rel to a proposed but never built Victorian theme park at Bodafon Fields, Llandudno c1984 (CX657)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Royal Fowey Yacht Club: records incl committee minutes, membership and yacht records, photographs 1880-2004 (X1447)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Scrapbooks containing cuttings of cartoons rel to Carlisle United Football Club by John Kershaw Swindells c1930-1935 (DX 2316)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Arnside Chess Club: records incl minutes, corresp, fixtures and match results, membership lists and newsletters 1946-2014 (WDSO 405)
  • The Wainwright Society: records incl corresp, photographs, artwork and some pre-society material 2005-2017 (WDSO 373)

Denbighshire Archives

  • Girl Guides Association, Prestatyn: scrapbooks compiled by Dorothy Chard, first leader of Brownies in Prestatyn 1984-2005 (DD/DM/1921)
  • Ruthin Cricket Club: records incl minutes, membership records, accounts and corresp 20th cent (DD/DM/1922)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Brimington and Tapton Walking Group: accounts 2009-2016 (D8077)
  • Friends of Girl Guiding in the Hope Valley and Tideswell District: records incl accounts, minutes and associated papers 1985-2010 (D6124)

Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Guernsey Association of Youth Clubs: minutes and financial records 1947-1999 (AQ 1547)

Doncaster Archives

  • Doncaster Panthers Basketball Club: club records incl minutes, accounts and corresp 1975-1994 (DS 128)

Dorset History Centre

  • Bournemouth Swimming Club: minutes and accounts 1893-1950 (D-2859)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Charles Ernest Shimmell (fl 1898-1935), cyclist: travel diary of cycling in England and Wales 1898-1935 (C9991)
  • Dudley Temperance Table Tennis Club: photographs, handbooks, league fixtures 1922-1986 (C9974)
  • Halesowen Athletics and Cycling Club: corresp, certificates, newscuttings 1978-2017 (C10035)
  • Stourbridge Cricket Club: first XI scorebook 1914 (C9922)

Dundee City Archives

  • Royal Tay Yacht Club, Dundee: minutes, cash books, yacht and boat registers, racing log, plans 1885-1975 (GD/X1379)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Adelaide Cricket Club: records 1948-1998 (12803)
  • Clive Vale Cricket Club: records incl programmes and score book 1937-1984 (12923)
  • Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club: records 1977-2016 (12828)
  • Peacehaven and Telscombe Cricket Club: records incl minutes 1935-1955 (12904)
  • Rye and District Movie Society: records 1973-1998 (12800)
  • Wivelsfield Gardening Club: records 1981-2013 (12986)

Edinburgh City Archives

  • Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh: records 1900s (1167)
  • Parsons Green Primary School, Edinburgh: material rel to the jubilee and coronation 1950s (1165)

Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive

  • Southgate Bowling Club: minute books and scrapbook 1922-1927

Essex Record Office

  • Blackwater Sailing Club: further records 1960-2006 (A14679)
  • Essex County Cricket Club: additional records 2003-2015 (A14636, A14637)
  • Maldon Camera Club: records 1948-1996 (A14623)
  • Stock Cricket Club: additional records 1883-1989 (A14636)
  • Theydon Bois Social and Debating Society: minutes 1920-2009 (A14780)

Explore York Libraries & Archives

  • York Inset Scooter Club: corresp, financial papers and event information 2007-2016 (ISC)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Deeside Round Table and 41 Club: records incl minutes, corresp and attendance books 1967-2017 (AN5078, AN5089)
  • Hawarden Park Cricket Club: records incl minutes 1983-2016 (AN5134)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Malcolm Morgan (b1947), photographer: photographs, newspaper cuttings, programmes and press passes c1960-2012 (D1420)
  • Joyce Robinson (1921-1994), disabled swimming facilities campaigner and Special Olympics UK committee member: corresp and photographs rel to donations and fundraising for a swimming pool at Ely and biography for MBE award 1961-1988 (D1471)
  • Barry Chess Club: minute book and papers 1926-1960 (D1511)
  • Grangetown Catholic Club: records incl accounts, minutes and membership papers 1917-1995 (D1026/3)
  • St James' Amateur Operatic Society, Cardiff: photographs, newscuttings and cards 1949-1982 (D1473/2)

Glasgow City Archives

  • Cathkin Braes Golf Club, Glasgow: minutes and papers 1955-2012 (TD2013)
  • South Glasgow Camera Club: minutes and letter book 1909-1963 (TD2012)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Gloucester and Bristol County Amateur Swimming Association: minutes (1914-1960) with misc further items 1894-1960 (D14405)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • Clwb Cerdd Dolgellau: minutes 2001-2017 (ZM7454)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Kestrel Gliding Club: minutes, club rules and fleet list 1966-2011 (32A00)
  • Winchester Hockey Club: corresp files, fixture cards 1953-2017 (87A05W)
  • Winchester St Cross Symondians Cricket Club: minutes, newscuttings, lists of members and batting averages 1885-1965 (14A16W)

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

  • Hereford Guild of Guides: minutes and corresp 1921-2001 (DA22)
  • Herefordshire County Hockey Association: minutes 1924-2010 (DA100)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • St Albans Cricket and Hockey Association: notes and photograghs rel to Clarence Park Cricket Pavillion 1980 (Acc 5905)

Highland Archives

  • Northern Counties Cricket Club: records incl minutes, financial records, score books 1909-2016 (D1568)

Kingston History Centre

  • Kingstonian Football Club: records, incl minutes, corresp, programmes and photographs c1885-2010 (KHC/2017/021; 034)

Lancashire Archives

  • Bleasdale Beagles: records incl photographs, accounts and meeting programmes c1940-2001 (DDX 3164)
  • Brierfield Bowling Club: records incl minutes, member lists and accounts 1912-1933 (DDX 1863/Acc 12236)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Stoneygate Rugby Football Club, Leicester: photographs incl team and commemorative occasions 1890-1999 (DE9305)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Chorlton cum Hardy Cricket Club: team photographs and administrative papers 1923-1984 (GB127.M730)
  • Manchester Olympic bids: papers rel to 1996 and 2000 1990s (2017/57)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Patrick Gowen (1932-2017), environmental activist: records incl campaign material and papers rel to short-wave radio interests c1970-2015 (ACC 2017/140)
  • East Rudham Badminton Club: minutes, accounts and registers 2000-2016 (SO 364)
  • Norwich Cinnamon Canary Club: records c1901-1970 (SO 368)
  • Pipe Club of Norfolk: records 1973-2017 (ACC 2017/80)

North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust)

  • North Devon Dolphins Swimming Club: receipts and payments book 1972-2004 (B1336)
  • Rock Park Bowling Club, Barnstaple: cash books 1979-2004 (B1302)

Northumberland Archives

  • Jack Lymer (fl 1936-1939), footballer: records incl photographs and call up cards 1936-1939 (NRO 11460)
  • James Robert Richardson (1911-1964), footballer: photographs 1925-1950 (NRO 11387)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Nottingham Schools' Swimming Association: records incl minute books and programmes 1895-1989 (9138)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Oldham Photographic Society: records incl minutes, correp, press cuttings, rules 2016 (2017/33)

Oxfordshire History Centre

  • Henley Golf Club: records incl minutes 1985-2016 (6581)
  • Neptune Rowing Club: records incl minutes and accounts 1863-1949 (0215)
  • City of Oxford Swimming Club: records incl minutes, corresp, photographs, accounts, competition records 1950-1988 (6599)

Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Haverfordwest Probus Club: ledgers and minute books 1973-2017 (DSO/122)
  • Pembroke Rugby Club: minutes, records and photographs c1930-2016 (DSO/124)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • Muthill Bowling Club: records 1891-2007 (17/11)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Devon County Billiards Club: minutes 1928-1941 (4150)
  • Quakkers Cricket Club, Plymouth: score books 1977-1995 (4157)

Portsmouth History Centre

  • Copnor Bowling Club: minutes and a copy of 'Bowling down the years: the history of the Portsmouth & District Bowling Association' 1928-1994 (3079A)

Powys Archives

  • Newtown Cricket Club: records 1914-1944 (M/SOC/46)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Ramblers' Association Peak District Co-ordinating Committee: minute book 1993-2003 (X792)
  • Ramblers Association, South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire branch: Access Committee: minutes, corresp and circulars 1984-1995 (X793)
  • Sharrow Cycling Club: records incl minutes, yearbooks and newsletters 1895-1958 (X799)
  • Sheffield Clarion Ramblers: revenue account book 1918-1969 (X795)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Somerset Bowls Association: additional match results, awards, programmes, photographs and Somerset county Ladies Bowling Association yearbooks c1930-2017 (A\DET)
  • Somerset Short Mat Bowls Association: minutes 1990-1999 (A\EKE)
  • Yeovil Town Football Club: additional records incl newspaper cuttings, photographs of the construction of the new ground, programmes, autograph album and scrapbooks c1930-2010 (A\EEG)

Stirling Council Archive Service

  • Ochils Mountaineering Club: minutes, reports and photographs 1938-2016 (1944)

Stockport Archive Service

  • Heaton Chapel Reform Club: club records 1886-2009 (D2178)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Melford Monday Club: records incl minutes, accounts, attendance records and visitors book 1981-2002 (GC752)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Jane Sutton (fl1970-1985), badminton player: scrapbooks relating to her career 1970-1985 (HD4085)

Tameside Local Studies and Archives

  • Ashton-under-Lyne District Walking Club: minutes, member subscriptions and photographs 1939-2013 (4533)

Trafford Local Studies

  • Timperley Cricket, Hockey and Lawn Tennis Club: records 1889-2018 (TRA228, TRA1813, TRA1814)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Brandling Park Bowls Club: records incl minutes, record books and photographs 1882-1990 (SX171)
  • Tyne Cycling Club: records incl minutes and photographs 1922-1929 (SX175)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Leamington Spa Open Bowls Tournament: records incl minutes, programmes, corresp and badges c1980-2017 (CR4923)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • South Wales Evening Post: team photographs rel to Swansea Schools' Association League and Swansea Schools' cricket teams c1940-1969 (SWEP X 1-12)
  • Dunvant Male Choir: records incl minutes, programmes and magazines 1968-2015 (D/D DMC)

West Sussex Record Office

  • John Covert (fl 1771-1772), of Chichester: letters (2) to James Johnson, incl reference to cricket matches 1771-1772 (AM 1100)
  • Goodwood Cricket Club: records incl minutes and score books 1907-1980 (AM 1088)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Bradford Bridge Club: minutes 1941-1953 (WYB735)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Huddersfield and District Football Association: records incl minutes, accounts and players disciplinary book 1905-2013 (WYK1840)
  • Newsome Tennis Club: minutes, accounts and visitor's book 1924-1995 (WYK1831)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • Leeds Rhino Foundation: records incl players wage books and permit books 1901-1948 (WYL2345)

Wigan Archives and Local Studies

  • Alan S Dawson (fl 1953-1957), cyclist: scrapbooks compiled during cycling career 1953-1957 (Acc. 2017/37)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Purton Cricket Club: accounts 1999-2005 (3212)
  • Wiltshire Bowls Association: additional policy and board papers 1998-2016 (2028L)

Wolverhampton City Archives

  • James Gibbons Ltd Sports, Social & Athletic Club: minute book 1923-1934 (DW-175)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Worcestershire County Cricket Supporters Association: minutes and accounts 1951-2015 (16066)


National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • William Douglas Nicoll (1922-2015), pathologist: mountaineering diaries and notebooks 1955-1987 (Acc.13874)
  • Trevor John Ransley (b1923), civil engineer: letters, journals, notes, sketches and maps, rel to the Scottish West Greenland Expedition, 1950 1935-1960 (Acc.13782)
  • Michael Roberts (1902-1948), author and critic: corresp, personal and literary papers, and papers rel to mountaineering 1919-1949 (Acc.13860)
  • Janet Buchanan Adam Smith (1905-1999), author and journalist: corresp, personal and literary papers, and papers rel to mountaineering 1919-1999 (Acc.13861)
  • Fanny Bullock Workman (1859-1925), mountaineer and travel writer: papers incl lectures, articles and photographs c1894-1913 (Acc.13773)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Walter Idris Elwyn-Jones (1900-1971), Welsh chemist and international rugby union player: papers incl diaries, corresp and photographs 1924-1971 (ELWYNES)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Belfast Countrywide Holiday Association Rambling Club: minutes, membership lists and history of the club 1926-2012 (D4651)
  • Northern Ireland Photographic Association: inter-club competition photographs rel to Northern Ireland 1994-2014 (D4634)
  • Northern Ireland Women's Football Association: records incl minutes, fixtures, corresp, player's registration forms, rules and programmes 1979-1992 (D4633)
  • Royal Belfast Golf Club: minutes 1881-1901 (D4650)

Search Engine (National Railway Museum)

  • London and North Eastern Railway Builders Football Club: records incl minutes, notebooks, score cards, match record sheets, photographs and corresp 1964-2009 (2017-7063)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Queer Tours of London, walking tours: ephemera and protest materials 2016-2017 (QTOL)

Mountain Heritage Trust

  • George Christopher Band (1929-2011), mountaineer: records incl slides, photographs and objects 1940s-2000s (GBA)
  • Peter Boardman (1950-1982), mountaineer and author: slides 1960s-1980s (PBO)
  • Thomas Price (1919-2013), mountaineer and rock climber: records incl press cuttings, photos, reports, corresp, diaries, journals and speeches 1930s-2010s (TPR)
  • Joseph Tasker (1948-1982), mountaineer: slides 1970s-1980s (TAS)

Working Class Movement Library

  • National Clarion Cycling Club, Foleshill Branch: minutes 1934-1948 (Acc 259)


Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections

  • International Arthurian Society, British branch: records incl corresp and finance c1960-1989 (2017/17)

Bath University Archives

  • Charles Palmer (1930-2001), President of the International Judo Federation and chairman of the British Olympic Association: personal papers, books and memorabilia c1950-1989 (BOWEN)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Scottish Gymnastics: minutes, subject files, annual reports etc 1896-1997 (Coll-1842)

Heritage Quay - University of Huddersfield Archives

  • England Netball: governing body records, rule books, marketing materials, trophies, textiles and ephemera 1926-2017 (EN)

Sheffield University: National Fairground Archive and Circus Archive

  • Dea Birkett (b1958), writer, journalist, broadcaster and former circus performer: correspondence, circus and fairground research, articles, cuttings and programmes c1989-2007 (NFA0141)
  • John Hatwell (fl 1980), fairground artist and showman: designs for fairground ride decorations c1980 (NFA0152)
  • Vic King (fl 1964), fairground enthusiast: fairground films on reel-to-reel format including 8mm and 16mm c 1964 (NFA0142)
  • Paulo Circus: Paulo family circus collection incl photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper cuttings, programmes, books and ephemera 1921-2000 (NFA0144)
  • Sanger Circus: photographs and ephemera c1880-1909 (NFA0154)
  • WGH Ltd, theme park ride manufacturing company: records include digitally born records, designs, drawings, 3D models and photographs 1989-2016 (NFA0133)
  • British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers & Attractions: minutes of meetings (NFA0134)
  • Circus Friends Association of Great Britain: records incl photographs, films, scrapbooks, handbills, posters, programmes and library material 1801-2017 (NFA0122)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • Scipio Arnaud Mussabini (1867-1927), athletics coach: passport with stamps rel to visit as Harold Ambrahams' coach to the 1924 Paris Olympic Games and papers rel to Neocles Mussabini 1852-1927 (MS935)
  • Central Young Men's Christian Association Cricket Club: second eleven scorebook with annotations 1933-1936 (YMCA/ACC68)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Philip Ashbourn (fl 1936-), town planner and cyclist: papers 1966-1997 (1176)
  • Tony Haigh (fl 1900-2000), cycling enthusiast: records incl cycling journals, handbooks and photographs 20th cent (1204)
  • Cyclists Touring Club: additional records 1992-2017 (1182)
  • National Cycle Archive: records 1208 (1208)