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Re: Club History
« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2012, 03:01:22 PM »
A guy called Dr Brain ( clearly shuould be an evil criminal mastermind with a name like that) who was with the club in 1969 sent me a cd with a load of photos on. I'll upload them somewhere viewable later. It's hobnailed boots and rope tied around the waist.
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« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2015, 08:22:14 PM »
Can anyone add to this "lineage" of chairmen?
14/15 - Dave Robson
13/14 - Sheldon Ford
12/13 - Richard Nash
11/12 - David Comer (windle)
10/11 - Dave West
09/10 - Poppy Di Pietro
08/09 - Joe Marsh

I also know chevis and Colin were at some point chairmen?
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Re: Club History
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2015, 09:15:05 PM »
I think Joe marsh was 07/08 and before that it was Alex Wood 06/07, wasn't charlie chairman in 08/09?

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Re: Club History
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2015, 09:21:26 PM »
 Dates might be slightly out
97-98 joe macarthy
02 -03 jim sharp then matt lythe
Think si was 95 or 96
Normal pete was chairman some time after that.

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Re: Club History
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2015, 11:00:15 PM »
I just did a quick google, and it looks like pre-1966, back when "Surrey University" was based in London, and called Battersea Polytechnic Institute (1894-1957) or Battersea College of Technology (1957-1966), the answer to your question gets a bit blurry.

There was an established "gymnastics" club at Battersea in 1900, which back then was the closest thing to modern day indoor rock climbing. I haven't found anything on if/when this club started actually climbing cliffs/mountains, or whether the club died and was restarted at some point, but there's a lot of good historical research here: http://www128.pair.com/r3d4k7/Climbing&Gymnastics1.8.html

Edit:
Here is a photo of the Battersea Polytechnic gymnastics (aka climbing?) team, in 1920: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/83879611784485719/
"Hilda Huitt took a gymnastics evening class in 1928": https://alumni.surrey.ac.uk/battersea-new---memories-
I'm not entirely sure if this quote is about the same club, but: "in the session 1930-31 the Menís Gymnastic Club took two shields, one cup and twenty-six medals in open competition at the Metropolitan and Southern Counties Amateur Gymnastic Association Championships" (https://www.city.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/79998/06-City-A-History-Chapter-4.pdf)

If anyone is super-keen, there may even be an archived photo of the 1908 Battersea annual gymnastics display, held in the City of Westminster archive centre: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%22Programme+for+Battersea+Polytechnic+Annual+Gymnastic+Display+with+black%22
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Re: Club History
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2015, 11:10:34 PM »
Can anyone add to this "lineage" of chairmen?
14/15 - Dave Robson
13/14 - Sheldon Ford
12/13 - Richard Nash
11/12 - David Comer (windle)
10/11 - Dave West
09/10 - Poppy Di Pietro
08/09 - wee man
07/08 - Joe marsh
06/07 - Alex wood

02/03 Jim Sharp

97/98 Joe McCarthy?
95/96 chevis??


I also know chevis and Colin were at some point chairmen?
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Re: Club History
« Reply #46 on: February 03, 2015, 09:02:33 AM »
Haha brilliant Chevis 95/96 he will love that, I think we was ~13 then :-)

Added my era below... the start of Nick of the club, the moose and this forum etc .. good times

Can anyone add to this "lineage" of chairmen?
14/15 - Dave Robson
13/14 - Sheldon Ford
12/13 - Richard Nash
11/12 - David Comer (windle)
10/11 - Dave West
09/10 - Poppy Di Pietro
08/09 - wee man
07/08 - Joe marsh
06/07 - Alex wood
-05/06 Simon Chevis (extreme si / maybe_si)
-04/05 Peter Markall (Norm)
-03/04 Jez Wingate
-02/03 Matt Lythe (Warm Dwarf)
-00/01 Tom (i think)


02/03 Jim Sharp

97/98 Joe McCarthy?

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Re: Club History
« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2015, 09:06:03 AM »
Oh and birth of the over use of 'WE LIKE IT EXTREME' (from Cliffhanger of course for those to young to educated in quality 80's films)
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Re: Club History
« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2015, 02:38:50 AM »
Dave Bond 95/96 ish?
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Re: Club History
« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2015, 08:01:56 AM »
To add to the list

00-01 Jim Sharp
99-00 me
98-99 "Sirdan" Sudbury
97-98 Joe Macarthy-holland
96-97 Susan I think?
COLIN f.k.a "Gimp"

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Re: Club History
« Reply #50 on: February 04, 2015, 01:28:19 PM »
Yeah,  was meant to be 05-06 not 95. Was 'we like it extreme' splosh 2003?