Records of the York Motor Yacht Club

Scope and Content

Records of the operational management of the York Motor Yacht Club including meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, details of members and of events and publicity. There is also a small amount of information on associated groups.

Administrative / Biographical History

The York Motor Boat Club was founded in June 1933 by motor boat enthusiasts who moored along the River Ouse in York. The first President of the Club was Mr B Hudson who purchased the Clubhouse as a Prisoner of War Hospital in Silecroft, Cumbria. The wooden building was brought across to York and erected at Fulford, opening in 1954. The Club changed its name to York Motor Yacht Club in 1968.

The York Motor Yacht Club is a membership group for those interested in motorboating. The group hosts a wide ranging programme of events throughout the year using their Clubhouse on the River Ouse. The Club also have permanent and visitors moorings along the River Ouse.

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Tester, Community Collections and Outreach Archivist, May 2015.

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