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104 Years - Established 1913

The MCA Archives…

In 2014 the archives of the first 100 years of the Manchester Cruising Association were moved to the Manchester City Central Library for storage and safe keeping.  This places the archives in the public domain and they can be viewed with 2 days’ prior notice by appointment with :-

David Govier (incumbent 2014)

Archives & Local History

Manchester Central Library

St. Peter's Square

Manchester  M2 5PD

Telephone: 0161 234 1979



email : archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk

   web: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries

twitter: http://twitter.com/mrcarchives

Reference: GB127.M826


Box 1

Minute book 1, 5th Nov 1913 - 15th Jan 1915, 1 vol

Minute book 2, 19th Feb 1915 - 11th Jan 1917, 1 vol

Minute book 3, 13th Dec l9l7 - 15th Aug 1918, 1 vol

Minute book 4, 22nd Aug 1918 - 20th Feb 1919, 1 vol

Minute book 5, 27th Feb 1919 - 9th Oct 1919, 1 vol

Minute book 6  Missing


Box 2

Minute book 7, 22nd Nov 1923 - 5th Dec 1929, 1 vol

Minute book 8, 9th Jan 1930 - 15th Jan 1937, 1 vol

Minute book 9, 22nd Jan 1937 - 4th Sep 1942, 1 vol


Box 3

Minute book 10, 25th Sep 1942 - 1st Feb 1946,1 vol

Minute book 11, 22nd Feb 1946 - 28th Oct 1948, 1 vol

Minute book 12, 4th Nov 1948 - 27th Mar 1952, 1 vol


Box 4

Minute book 13, 6th Mar 1952 - 24th Apr 1958, 1vol

Minute book 14, 8th May 1958 - 8th  Apr 1965, 1 vol


Box 5

Minute book 15a, 22nd Apr 1965 - 28th Dec 1968, 1 vol

Minute book 15b, 11th Jan 1968 - 26th Nov 1970, 1 vol

Minute book 16, 10th Dec 1970 - 13th Dec 1983, 1 vol


Box 6

Minute book 17, 2nd Jan 1969 - 26th Nov 1987, 1 vol


Box 7

Minute book 18, 28th Jan 1988 - 25th Nov 1999, 1 vol


Box 8

Minute book 19a, 9th Jan 1986 - 12th Dec 1996,1 vol


Box 9
Minute book 19b, 13th Jan 2000 - 14th Nov 2013, 1 vol


Box 10

Minute book 20, 12th Sep 1996 - 12th Jun 2003, 1 vol

Minute book 21, 18th Sep 2003 - 22nd Nov 2007, 1 vol

Minute book 22, 10th Jan 2008 - 10th Feb 2011, 1 vol

Annual General Meeting Minutes,
12th Dec 1996 - 13th Dec 2007, 1 vol

Box 11

Newsletters book 1, 5th Dec 1974 - 24th Nov 1994, 1 vol

Newsletters book 3, 30th Jan 1996 - Jan 2008, 1 vol



Box 12

Newsletters book 2, 24th Nov 1994 - Dec 2010, 1 vol

Box 13

Minute book 23, 12th Sep 1996 - 25th Oct 2007, 1 vol

Various newsletters, pamphlets, promotional material and newspaper clippings


Box 14

MCA Off-Shore Race Documents, 1971 - 1977, 1 vol
Minutes, 11th Apr 2002 - 15th Apr 2010, 1 vol

Association Dinner Arrangements, 2001-2008, 1 vol

Annual General Meeting Minutes, 12th Dec 1991-13th Dec 2007, 1 vol

Items Relating to Cruising Conferences, 1991-2009, 1 vol

Minute book summary, Feb 1946 - Oct 1948, 1 vol

'Budworth File' Images, 1 vol

‘Thark' Bulletin, Oct 1998 - Jun 2002, 5 vols

‘Cruising and Sailing’ nos. 9-34, 37-38, 1961 -1973, 29 vols

MCA Handbook, 1918, 1965, 1984, 1987- 1989, 1991 - 2009 and
2012 - 2013, 27 vols

North West Yenturers Yacht Club Yearbook, 1999, 1 vol


Box 15

Documents relating to legal case, 2005, 1 vol

MCA Handbook, 1996, 1999-2006, 9 vols

Meeting agendas, minutes, correspondence and a map, 1959 -1960, 1 vol

Membership applications & associated correspondence, 1998 - 2000, 1 vol

Correspondence & ephemera relating to ‘laying-up suppers',1977 - 1994, 1 vol

Venue hire correspondence, 2003 - 2007, 1  vol


Box 16

Various black & white photographs of association members and
boats, 1950s -1960s, 1 vol

Colour slides, July 1981, 21 June 1996 and July 2008, 1 vol

Various ephemera, promotional material, photographs, correspondence & a CD-R 1918-2013, 1 vol

Photograph, CD-R and a plastic medal, 1963, 1 vol

Typed speech & correspondence relating to Colonel R S Newton from
5th May 1944 - 25th Feb 1960,1 vol

Various correspondence, 2001 - 2007, 1 vol


Box 17

Correspondence, minutes and certificates relating to the Royal Yachting

Association, 2001-2006, 1 vol


The Central Library’s Terms of Agreement for the Deposit, Viewing and Retrieval of Records can be seen by clicking HERE!