SAILING and BOATING:
Thousands of swans on the Broad
The Lady Yacht Club
Photo from family collection
The Lady Yacht Club - only the boats were Ladies!
The Lady Yacht Club was formed after Herbert Woods gave his staff the opportunity to sail in the craft they had built and maintained. It got its name from the fact that the boats they sailed were all in the “Lady” class of Herbert Woods hire boats.
Click here for more about the Lady Yacht Club and a link to some silent but still fascinating footage of their 1952 Regatta.
Click here to download a transcription of a detailed description of the Lady Club’s first meeting on October 5th - 7th 1945. Thanks to Peter Crook for this text.