Crichton Royal Club
- Part of
- Records of Crichton Royal Hospital
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
There is only one volume in this subseries, Minute Book, 1930-1950.
Crichton Royal Club was formed by Physician Superintendent Dr C. C. Easterbrook to oversee and organise the activities of the sporting and social clubs at Crichton Royal Institution. The Club was based at Hannahfield Hall which became the club house for all indoor recreational activities. The Crichton Royal Club set the rules for each of the individual clubs and each club participated in the General Committee and submitted reports to the Annual General Meetings that were held in October each year. Crichton Royal Club was for patients and staff, with patients gaining automatic membership to all clubs and staff paying subscriptions. At the first meeting in October 1930 there were around 250 attendees, and the following clubs were recognised as affiliated branches of the Crichton Royal Club: Badminton, Bowling, Carpet Bowling, Cricket, Croquet, Curling, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lawn Tennis, Literary and Debating, Musical and Dramatic, Arts and Crafts, Billiard and Card, Chess and Draughts, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Wolf Cubs and Brownies. The Club also organised sports days for staff and patients. When Easterbrook Hall opened in 1938 it became the centre for recreational activities. By 1948 the Crichton Royal Club was much less active in hospital life as the number of staff members living in the hospital grounds had decreased and individual clubs became more autonomous again.
C. R. I. Scrapbook, DGH1/6/17/1; Hospital Magazines, DGH1/7/1; Theatricals, Concerts and Entertainments; Sports, DGH1/7/4.
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