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Major accessions to repositories in 2020 relating to Sports and Recreation


Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Barnsley & District Referees' Association: minutes and financial records 20th-21st cent (A/3880/G)

Berkshire Record Office

  • Maidenhead Rowing Club: minutes and regatta minutes 1913-1985 (D/EX2810acc10693)

Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • Makhdoom Chishti (fl1980-1990), founder of the Birmingham Pakistani Sports Forum: documents rel to the organisation and games/tournaments played in Birmingham and across the country, and Pakistani sports such as Kabaddi, Gulli-Danda and Carrom 1980s-1990s (MS 4994 (2020/013))

Bristol Archives

  • Charlotte Girdlestone (fl 1830-1839): illustrated journal of a visit to Bristol c1830-1839 (46447)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Owell Women's Institute: minutes and papers 1932-2017 (R120/028)
  • City of Ely Sports Association: minutes, correspondence, entry forms, papers 1893-1965 (R120/036)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Wheelchair Games at Stoke Mandeville (Paralympics UK): items rel to the games, incl programme of events, news, sash, stickers, ribbons, and badges, also volume (English and Dutch) commemorating the Games in Holland, papers (in German) advertising the games in Saltzburg 1983, and video of a Channel 4 programme, Paralympics 1984 1980-1987 (AR 20/2020)

Dundee City Archives

  • Midlands Amateur Football Association: records incl minutes, handbooks, results, newspaper cuttings, photographs 1926-2019 (GDX1513)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • East Yorkshire Pennant Alliance: records rel to Will Hire Pennant Alliance and East Yorkshire Cricket Alliance, Beverley Amateurs cricket scorebooks, Hodgsons inter-departmental teams cricket scorebooks, Hodgsons general cricket scorebooks, Arram Cricket Club scorebook 1931-1998 (DDX2313)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Kenneth Walter Benjamin Harris (fl 20th cent), athlete: programmes, printed material, newspaper cuttings and photographs rel to his athletics career and lifetime involved in Welsh Athletics 20th cent (D1782)

Glasgow City Archives

  • James M. Aitken (d1992), retired solicitor, and James Napier (1810 - 1884), chemist and author: correspondence and pins rel to several Partick clubs and Napier's notes on his publication, Reminiscences of Partick c1852-1992 (TD2118)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Gloucestershire Welsh Society: records incl minutes and accounts, choir accounts and subscription books 1946-2016 (15296)
  • Moreton-in-Marsh Probus Club: meeting minutes 2002-2015 (15344)

Highland Archives: Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

  • Glenbrittle Memorial Hut Committee: visitor books and community ledgers c1952-1982 (SL/D55 Add)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Brighton Street Methodist Cricket Club: score book 1962 (C DIHW)

Northumberland Archives

  • The Daffodil Club, private drinking club, Ponteland: minutes, correspondence, financial papers and photographs c1959-2011 (NRO 12194)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • G.F. Luttrell (fl 1930-1939): handwritten account of a stag hunt in Exmoor with photographs entitled 'All His Rights With Four-And-Five-A-Top' c1930-1939 (A/BAV)

Surrey History Centre

  • Albert D Brown (fl 1948-2012), of Oxted: papers rel to the Olympic Torch Relay, Surrey section, including photographs and souvenir medal 1948-2012 (10176)
  • 1st Shalford Sea Rangers: log books and papers 1963-1975 (10196)

Trafford Local Studies

  • Photographs from the 1920s and 1930s showing James (Jim) Powell, incl photographs from Gorse Park Central School, Stretford and St. Bride's Church cubs, Old Trafford c1920-2009 (LHC/1905)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Bingley Harriers and Athletic Club: records incl minutes, programmes, race results of club members, booklets for events, annual report, accounts and related correspondence and papers 1979-2020 (WYB622)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Dewsbury Bridge Club: minutes (3 vols) 1980-2017 (WYK1959)
  • Huddersfield and District Referees Association: records incl visitors book, minutes, officers and members book, correspondence from football associations or football clubs, cup competition fixture lists, rules and membership cards, photographs of members 1904-1998 (WYK1876)

Wigan Archives and Local Studies

  • Leigh Rugby League Football Club: minutes 20th cent (Acc. 2020/2)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • 204 Melksham Rifle Club: minutes, financial records, plans 1966-1991 (3677B)
  • Melksham Indoor Bowls Club: minutes, reports 1997-2018 (4363A)
  • Wiltshire Cricket League: reports and statistics 1981-2016 (3242)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Worcestershire Cricket club: records rel to the running of the club 1900-2020 (16462)


National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Mollie Phillips (1907-1994), figure skater: scrapbooks rel to her years as a leading figure skater, with letters and photographs, incl black and white photographs of Phillips carrying the Great Britain flag at the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, and also carrying the flag in front of the Great Britain all-female ice skating team 1928-1936 (NLW ex 3043)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Victoria Amateur Swimming and Life Saving Association Society, Ormeau Baths, Belfast: minutes, membership registers, programmes, correspondence and other papers rel to the society 1908-1985 (D4769)


De Montfort University Archives

  • Simon Inglis (b1955), sports writer and journalist: papers relating to football stadium design and safety 1990-2005 (S/010)

Swansea University: Richard Burton Archives

  • Swansea University: Estates team: material rel to the Sports Centre 1930-1950 (2020/6)

University of Liverpool: Special Collections and Archives

  • International University Sports Association FISU: official papers c1970-2000 (accession no 2020.026)

University of Reading: Special Collections

  • University Extension College, Reading, Central Athletic Club: Minutes of the club and committee; two medals presented to F Wright, ('1st year of organised sports and probably year in which medals were silver'), 1910 1894-1951 (MS 5709)
  • University of Reading Boat Club: Head of the River: race records, programmes, results and log book; admin file, incl programmes and course notes; papers incl correspondence, general admin and reports; records of team members and sessions; Chief Timekeeper's Books; Men's and Women's Boat Club records of trophies, photographs; U.C.R Boat Club minutes 1922-1997 (MS 5708)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Cyclists' Touring Club - Southampton District Association: minutes and reports, correspondence, events material, attendance books and publications 1932-1986 (1351)