Bristol Channel Yacht Club Papers Records

Scope and Content

Minutes and records relating to committees, 1811-1953; Financial records, 1882-1972; Records relating to membership of the Bristol Channel Yacht Club, 1885-2004; Records relating to visitors to the Bristol Channel Yacht Club, 1875-1972; Records of the Steward of the Bristol Channel Yacht Club, 1904-1982; Bristol Channel Yacht Club Correspondence, 1884-1981; Records relating to premises, fixtures and fittings: general, 1883-1989; Records relating to premises, fixtures and fittings: the new club house 1883-late 20th cent.; Records relating to events staged by or attended by the Bristol Channel Yacht Club, 1896-late 20th cent.; Prints, engravings and photographs, 1863-c. 1992.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Bristol Channel Yacht Club was established in 1875, by officers who had organised a number of successful regattas in the previous years. It was the first yacht club in the Bristol Channel, and had a membership of 127 in 1875, and from 1904 onwards membership has been between 200 and 250. The club was established as and remains a private members residential club. Members sailed, played cards, billiards, and later snooker and squash. The club kept 2 boats and paid a boatman to teach and encourage members to learn to sail.

The club has met in several locations in Southend, originally in rooms at The George Hotel (1875-1883), then at Mr. Strick's House, Treffgarne (1883-1904). A new club house was built and opened in 1904, paid for by member's donations.

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