Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Southall British Workers Sports Association

The Southall Workers Sports Association 1937

meet at the Southall Labour Hall,

Social Secretary Mrs Skinner also Speaking at the first annual dinner in March 1937 Mr J. Broughton General Secretary stated

"We have proved that we can conduct ourselves without snobbery and influence of the employers so usually associated with office and works sports club"

Mr W.C. Carpenter Chairman of the Association and Mrs R.W. Carpenter

The largest section was the Swimming Club who's secretary was Mr R.G. Carpenter who succeeded Mrs Sabin who had left the district. A swimming gala was to be held in July 1937

The International Workers Olympiad was due to take place in Antwerp in July and it was hoped a strong British contingent was being sent. Included one from the local area


Cyril "Dickie" Bond (Uxbridge Communist Party) cycled at Moscow and Paris Workers Olympaid cycled)

In 1931 Cyril "Dickie" Bond was living at 83 Cowley Mill Road, Cowley, Uxbridge and was active in the local Uxbridge branch of the National Unemployed Workers Movement and League Against Imperialism

British Workers Sports Association 1946
Mr. G. W. Nelson, of Woodford Bridge, Essex, who is COHSE’s (health union) representative on the Executive Committee of the British Workers' Sports' Association, gave an address on Trades Unionism and Publicity at the Annual General Meeting in London last month.
The Association decided to support the holding of the Workers' Olympiad in London in 1950, as it was felt impossible to stage it in 1947, particularly as Wembley Stadium would not be available next year.
Birmingham District reported they were running a Cricket and Tennis League.
Mr. Goddard, one of C.O.H.S.E.'s (health union) Branch Secretaries at Paddington, has been co-opted on the Cycling Committee.
Cycling events up to September 1946 include :—
July 28th.—50 mile road course; South Mims.
August 18th.—25 mile youths' (under 18); South Mims.
September 16th.—10 miles ladies'. East Lanes. ; Walkden:
Also Proposed.—Inter-section race, between London and Birmingham.
Following are the addresses of National and District Secretaries:—
Athletics.—Mr. A. E. Read, 44 Brynmaer Road, London, S.W.1
Cycling - Mr. C.J. Morris, 198 High Street, Tonbridge.
Lawn Tennis—Mr. G. L. Deacon, 18 Beechcroft Road, near Maiden, Surrey.
Chess—Mr. M. J. Reilly, 20 Dollis Hill Avenue. London, N.W.2.
Bowls—Mr. C. H. Pitt, 14 St. George's Drive, Westminster, S.W.1
London.—Councillor Tom Morris, 3 Latimer Road, Hammersmith
Reading.—Mrs. Ivy Noyes, 47 Chiltern Road, Caversham, Reading.
Cardiff—Mr. S. W. Lewis, 93 Carlisle Street, Cardiff.
Bristol—Mr. A. E. Hudson, 38 Dorchester Road, Horfield, Bristol, 7.
Surrey.—Mr. G. L. Deacon, 18 Beechcroft Road, New Malden, Surrey.
Birmingham—Mr. E. T. Williams, 262-264 Corporation Street, Birmingham, 4.

British Workers Sports Association strong in Southall, old Clarion Cycling Club, also Middlesex Clarion Cycling Club into the 1960's

See Johnny Ralph UxbridgeCommunist and British Champion cyclist (Ralph crossing, Uxbridge 

March 1940 Daily Worker

By defeating Deptford Labour Party Football Club four goals to one on Saturday 9th March 1940 Walenders entered the final of the London Labour Cup

Holders of the trophy, they have four consecutive seaasons appeared in the semi finals.

Many of their players have won representative British Workers Sports Association football colours.