CTC Cambridge in the 1930s

This is a selection from the hundreds of photographs that were taken by club member and former president Donnex Claydon (1910 - 2006). Most were taken in the mid-1930's but one or two were taken later.

The original photos were 3.25" slides and were converted to digital format by the late Peter Rowell. The dates and places mentioned were written on the slide.

(If you recognise any of the locations or people, or can tell us more about these photographs, we'd love to hear from you).

On the road
Tea and other refreshments
Touring
Camping
High Jinks
Fords, rivers and floods
Local places
Woburn
Hostelling
Other

Brookside, Cambridge

Donnex and Doris Claydon (in the middle) at Brookside in 1936.

CTC Cambridge District Association

The "1935 Girls"

On the road

Puncture

Winter riding

1934

Puncture

1935 - A bent crank

Mechanical problem?

Minor repairs

1934 - Christmas morning

1937 - Christmas morning

Tea and other refreshments

1936 - Tea at The King's Head, Moulton

1933

1935 - Clubroom at The Golden Ball, Boxworth

1939

Touring

Whitsun tour 1937

Kersey, Suffolk

1935

1935 - Lunch time

Lunchtime

1936 - Miller's Dale, Derbyshire

1949 - Dovedale, Derbyshire

Tea stop. Note CTC emblem above door

Camping

Camping weekend

Tooth brushing

Camping trip 1935

1934 - Camping

High jinks

Tube bursting competition

Acting the goat (as usual)

1934

1936 - Fancy dress, Haslingfield

1934 - Risks of winter riding

1937 - Having a kip near Great Snoring

1937 - Nigel on a trike

Fords, rivers and floods

1935

22nd May 1932 - Flooded road

Off-road

1936. John Burn-Murdoch and Bill Sillitoe

1953 - Flooded road

1933 - Flooded road

Off-road

Local places

1933 - Ely

Thaxted Guildhall, Essex

Woburn

Oxford DA vs Cambridge DA darts match at The Bell, Woburn. The pewter tankard that was awarded is still in the possession of the club and can be seen here

Woburn 1936

Hostelling

Youth hostels around Cambridge

Breakfast at Castle headingham Y.H. (during reconstruction)

1937 - Sewing at Houghton Mill Y.H.

Other