Welcome to the Tug of War Archive.

 Welcome and thank you for visiting our website.

 

 It is the intention of this website to provide a pictorial archive for the organised sport of Tug of War within   England.

 This website is a solely private enterprise, created by supporters of the sport of Tug of War and to enable   others to share their memories with a wider audience.

 It is a strictly a non profit endeavour and images supplied must NOT be from a copyrighted source, however all   images used are done so in good faith.

 

 We will NOT ask for payment of any kind to publish your photographs, nor will we pay to publish any   photographs.

 We intend for each club within our directory, to include a brief history along with any honours that they may       have achieved.
  If you have any tug of war pictures that you wish to contribute, or any information to add regarding any photo   such as: history, venue, year, weight class, or pullers names, please let us know by referring to the "Contact Us"   page.

 All contributors will be given an acknowledgement for any images used, these will be found at the bottom of   the image.

 A full listing of contributors can be found on the 'Acknowledgements Page'.

 To begin with we will be concentrating on clubs/teams from England and from a period prior to 2000 (we feel   that the last 20 years have been adequately covered so far by dedicated websites, social media etc).

 ALL records, where shown, are reflective of the period up to 1999 (Achievements since then are not included). 

 

 Where organising bodies are mentioned within the photo labels, we have used these common abbreviations:

 

          AAA's - Amateur Athletic Association. (Sports governing body prior to 1958)

          Association - The English Tug of War Association.(Sports governing body since 1958)

          Federation -   The Tug of War Federation of GB. (Independent organisation founded in 1984)

          TWIF -           The Tug of War International Federation. (International governing body since 1960)

                       

 We hope that this site will provide you with some nostalgic memories and an insight into the past of our sport.

 This website is not affiliated to either the English Tug of War Association, TWIF or any other governing body for   the sport of Tug of War.

 If interest demands, we may expand the site to include the rest of the UK and further afield until.

 Please be patient.

PICTURES OF THE MONTH
1999
1999

Deal Youth ToWC Association National Championships, Plymouth Youth Champions Information Required Please (Courtesy of the ToWA)#01

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1983
1983

Gateway ToWC Association National Championships, Kingston, Surrey Catchweight Champions Please (Courtesy of the Martin Mulcahy Collection)#03

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Whittlesey Fenmen ToWC Information Required (Courtesy of the Steve Gardner Collection)#02

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1999
1999

Deal Youth ToWC Association National Championships, Plymouth Youth Champions Information Required Please (Courtesy of the ToWA)#01

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SNIPPIT
In the 640K of the Association National Championships - Felton Eccles ToWC won 12 consecutive titles between 1996 - 2007, a fantastic record considering that it followed Oxney Vines Cross' own record of 10 consecutive titles between1986 - 1995.
?? Who are they ??
Can you help us identify this team, members or year?
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Western Area Club? (From the Penry Davies Collection courtesy of Nick Barnicoat)#01

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Western Area Club? (From the Penry Davies Collection courtesy of Nick Barnicoat)#02

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c1958 - 1962
c1958 - 1962

Does anybody recognise this team or any of its members? From the Vic Ludkin Collection.

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Western Area Club? (From the Penry Davies Collection courtesy of Nick Barnicoat)#01

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Can you provide us any pictures or information regarding these teams?

Boldre ToWC - Hampshire

Pinks ToWC - Hertfordshire 1980's - 90's

Ramrods ToWC - Bedfordshire 1980's - 90's

 
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