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.