Club History

Shirehampton A.R.C. was formed in 1969 by Bob Jones (G3YIQ), Colin Chidgey (G3YHV) , Dave Knight (G3YNH), Addy Kelle (G4AYB) and Maurice Wilkins (G3YOH who died in 1977).  The club was setup due to there only being a central Bristol club at the time. Meeting were originally held at Twyford House which was a local adult education establishment in the Shirehampton High Street.

SARC History 1971

SARC at Twyford House 1971

From Left to Right:-

  1. Colin Chidgey G3YHV
  2. Bill Cowley
  3. Bob Cox G4AEL
  4. TBC but he lived in Druid stoke avenue in a large house
  5. William Bell
  6. Dave Stone G8FNR  who lived on Wellington Hill West
  7. Eddy Davies G3SXY
  8. Richard Klemperer –  grandson of the famous conductor  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Klemperer
  9. TBC

The following document is a history about the club written by Bob, G4BWB with a more interesting angle on the club & some of its former members.

G4BWB SARC History

In the mid 1990s the local authority decided to close the building and the club was fortunate to make arrangements to move in with the local Sea Cadets who had a prime location on the banks of the River Avon.

From 1970 to 1988 the club ran a RAE course. The original instructor and founder club member was Maurice Wilkins, G3YOH. In future years it was ran by other club members including Dave Knight, G3YNH and Steve Price, G4BWE until its demise.

Today the club runs the Foundation, Intermediate and Full training courses and are coordinated by John Thomas G4DVV. 

Ron Ford G4GTD has been the club secretary from 1973 to today !

YearRoles
1973Chairman – G4AYB
Secretary – G4BOL
Treasurer – G4BDB
Lecturers – G3YOH, G5AQZ
Project Managers – G3SXY, G8FNR
1974Chairman – G8LCV
Vice Chairman – G3YOH
Secretary – G4BWB
Treasurer – G4BDB
Lecturers – G3YOH, G8CKK
Morse Tutor – G4BJW
Shack Custodian – G4BWB
SWL Representative – J Yorke
1975Chairman – D Frankling
Vice Chairman – G3YOH
Secretary – G4BWB
Treasurer – G4GAR
RAE Class Representative – R Yorke
Technical Advisor – A Frankling (later G8LCU)
1976Chairman – G3YOH
Secretary – G4BWB
Treasurer – G4GAR
Project Manager – G8FNR
Contest Manager – G3YHV
Morse Tutor – G4BJW, G3YHV
SWL Representative – R Gough (later G8NMU)
1977Chairman – G8NMU
Secretary – G8KUM (later G4GTD)
Treasurer – G4GAR
SWL Representative – E Rowe (XYL G8NNU)
Lecturer – G3YOH
Shack Manager – G8EQP (later G4EQP)
Morse Tutor – G4BWB
1978Chairman – G8NMU
Secretary – G4GTD
Treasurer – G4GAR
SWL Representative – Anne
Shack Manager – G4EQP
1979Chairman – G4BWB
Secretary – G4GTD
Treasurer – G4GAR
RAE Class Representative – Bev (later G8UXB)
Shack Manager – G4EQP
Committee – G3VKN
1980Chairman – G4BWB
Secretary – G4GTD
Treasurer – G4GAR
Shack Manager – G4KKU
Committee – G8YKB, G4BWE
1981Chairman – G4BWE
Secretary – G4GTD
Treasurer – G4GAR
Committee Member – G8YKB, G4DVV, G8WBV (later G4WBV), G3YHV
1982Chairman – G4DVV
Secretary – G4GTD
Treasurer – G4GAR
Committee Member – G8ZOE, G4OQW, G4NAQ, G4EQP
1983Chairman – G4BWB
Secretary – G4GTD
Treasurer – G4GAR
Committee – G8WBV, G4OQW, G8ZOE, G3YHV
1984Chairman—G4DPJ
Secretary—G4GTD
Treasurer—G4GAR
Committee – G4WBV, G8ZOE, G3HKA, G4TDD
1985Chairman—G4BWE
Secretary—G4GTD
Treasurer– G4GAR
Committee – G4DPJ, G4OQW, G8ZOE, G3HKA
1986Chairman—G4BWB
Secretary—G4GTD
Treasurer- G4GAR
Committee – G4DVV, G8ZOE, G4DPJ
1987Chairman – G4NAQ
Secretary- G4GTD
Treasurer- G4GAR
Committee – G4WGW, G4HHL, G4TDD, G4FRO
1988Chairman – G4NAQ
Secretary – G4GTD
Treasurer – G4GAR/ G4GTD
Committee – G0CJG, G4FRO, G4YTH, G4DPJ
1989Chairman – G4NAQ
Secretary – G4GTD
Treasurer – G4GAR / G4GTD
Committee – G0CJG, G4FRO, G4YTH, G4DPJ
1990All as per previous year
1991All as per previous year
1992Chairman – G4NAQ
Secretary – G4GTD
Treasurer- G4GAR/G4GTD
Committee- G0CJG, G4YTH, G4FRO, G4DPJ
1993Chairman – G4FRO
Secretary – G4GTD
Treasurer- G4GAR/G4GTD
Committee-G4YTH, G0CJG, G4DPJ, G4NAQ
1994Chairman – G4FRO
Secretary – G4GTD
Treasurer – G4GAR/G4GTD
Committee- G4YTH, G0CJG, G4DPJ, G4NAQ
1995Chairman- G4NAQ
Secretary – G4GTD
Treasurer- G4GAR/G4GTD
Committee G4YTH, G0CJG, G4DPJ, G4FRO
1996Chairman- G4NAQ
Secretary- G4GTD
Treasurer- G4GAR/G4GTD
Committee- G0CJG, G4DPJ, G4FRO, G3YHV
1997-2015Chairman- G4NAQ
Secretary/Treasurer – G4GTD
Committee – G3YHV, G4DVV
Training Officer – G4DVV
2016Chairman- G4NAQ
Secretary/Treasurer – G4GTD
Committee- G4DVV, M0KMI, 2E0JCC, G3YHV, G8NQO
2017Chairman- G4NAQ
Secretary/Treasurer – G4GTD
Committee- G4DVV, M0KMI, 2E0JCC, G3YHV, G8NQO, M0HWQ
2018Chairman- G4NAQ
Secretary/Treasurer – G4GTD
Committee- G4DVV, M0KMI, 2E0JCC, G3YHV, G8NQO, G0OER
2019All as per previous year
2020All as per previous year