Cyclists' Touring Club Lincolnshire District Association 91st Anniversary

It is hoped to hold the Anniversary Celebrations in 2021

WHAT: Lincolnshire District Association (Cycling UK Lincolnshire Member Group) 91st Anniversary Lunch

WHERE: White Hart Inn, Magna Mile, Ludford, Nr Market Rasen LN8 6AD

WHEN: 12.30 pm, Sunday 23rd May 2021

MENU: Sausage and Chips. Birthday Cake!

To mark the formation of Lincolnshire's District Association, there'll be a special 91st Anniversary Meeting on Sunday 23rd May 2021 at the White Hart Inn, Ludford (Lincolnshire). North Lincolnshire District Association was formed on Sunday 25th May 1930.

We are hoping to have Chris Hallgarth as our 'Guest of Honour' as his father, William (Bill) Hallgarth was one of the original signatories.

​If you are interested in coming along, or need further information please contact: Tim Newbery 

Email: timnewbery@btinternet.com

Tel: 01507 600084

A LINCOLNSHIRE DA

Even before the formal introduction of DA's, Lincolnshire CTC members attended a meeting on May 9th 1896 at Woodhall Spa to consider the advisability of forming a county association. It would appear that no such DA was formed at that time, and the county would have to wait for over 30 years. The North Lincolnshire DA was finally inaugurated in 1930 and encompassed that part of the county north of a line drawn through Skegness, Horncastle, Lincoln and Dunham Bridge. It's colours were Emerald Green and Orange.

 

From the CTC Gazette, May 1930:

PROPOSED FORMATION OF DISTRICT ASSOCIATION 

We, the undersigned, hereby give notice, in accordance with Regulation No.7, that the preliminary meeting in connection with the proposal to form a District Association for North Lincolnshire will be held on Sunday, May 25th 1930, at 2.30 pm, at the White Hart Hotel, Ludford, Lincolnshire.

R. Griffin, W.E. Booth, William Hallgarth, W. Groves, N. Davy, Harry Peers, 

S. Gray, S.K. Hardy, A.W. Evans, (Miss) M. Griffin.

Note: Bill (William) Hallgarth was the father to Chris Hallgarth who was the DA's Auditor for many years and father to Vivienne DeVries (née Hallgarth) who held the roles of Magazine Editor and elected Chair 1998-1999.

The DA soon dissolved but a flourishing section remained in Lincoln. In 1952-1953 Mollie Pughe contacted National Office and wrote to as many Lincolnshire members as possible to gain support for re-forming a Lincolnshire DA. After meetings in Lincoln and Grimsby there were enough signatures required to form a DA. She wanted Lincoln to be the centre with Grimsby and Grantham forming additional sections. Mollie Pughe produced the first Link Magazine in 1953 and the publication continued for a number of years.

The CTC Handbook 1954 (printed in 1953) gave details of the 'Proposed' Lincolnshire DA, the colours changing to a now familiar Lincoln Green and Orange. Miss M. Cox of Stanley Street, Lincoln was appointed DA Secretary.

After a period of demise, the only remaining active section was based in Grimsby - The North Lincolnshire Section. The DA later revived with an enthusiastic committee taking the reins in 1978 and a number of sections re-formed once more. These included Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Witham Valley, Viking (to become Lincoln), Easy Riders, West Lincolnshire (to become Gainsborough), Louth, Boston, Sleaford/Grantham, Skegness, Weston/Spalding, South Holland, Market Deeping and South Lincolnshire (to become Peterborough Member Group). Some sections were short lived whilst Gainsborough, Lincoln and Louth survive.

A quarterly magazine 'The Link' was published from 1978 until 2006. At the Member Group AGM held on 6th November 2016, the Member Group name was formally changed to 'Cycling UK Lincolnshire' in line with the re-branding of the organisation.

 

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