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Discovery of interesting stuff

Published 11:42 on 6 Dec 2020

Many of our long-standing members will say you cant discover something that isnt lost. True enough, but perhaps if you are the inquisitive type and have poked around in the committee room or up in the loft you will know of all the lovely old photos, documents and newspaper cuttings that tell of our history. Committee member and Bar Manager Daniel Harrison has seen the stuff Im talking about and he commented, I love the photography of the scrap book. I can almost hear the pages crinkle and smell the old paper as I click through it. He was referring to the Log of Myosotis, a detailed history of a dinghy owned and sailed by Major Willoughby, (seen in the accompanying photograph) covering the years from 1931 to 1947.

The newspaper cuttings I refer to are taken from the Times and Sunday Times; such was the standing of the club in those days. The results of Sundays races at UTSC and other clubs of standing were published in Mondays edition, sometimes they were accompanied by a short article. It gives you a view into the world of our past members when sailing was the reserve of the wealthy.

More posts to follow.

Last updated 16:05 on 14 June 2021

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