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Agecroft Rowing Club Papers

Date range: 1864-1980.

Agecroft Rowing Club was founded in 1861 to encourage the sport of rowing on the River Irwell near Manchester. The Club held regattas and participated in events organized by other clubs, but it was primarily a social club for rowing enthusiasts.

Records include minute books, correspondence files, log books and regatta notes.

The collection is rich in photographs, not just of Club members and of rowing activities on the Irwell, but also of the social aspects of the Club.

A series of travel journals records one member's journeys in Europe between 1900 and 1938, profusely illustrated with photographs.

Finding aids

Catalogue available online via ELGAR.


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