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1933

Durham Association of Boys Club is established

1933-1934

Durham's first annual report lists seven clubs that make up the Association including St. Mary's Boys Club, Gateshead, St. Joseph's Boys Club, Sunderland and Consett Boys Club

1934

First Annual Report - Since 1934 to the current day, generations of the Nicholson family have been on the board of Durham County Association of Boys Clubs and have supported us through their company Vaux Breweries.

1936

The first members of South Shields Boys Club in 1936

1936

Handicrafts at Jarrow Boys Club

1937-38

Mixed drama group rehearses in a disused railway cutting.

1937-38

Helmington Row percussion band in 1937.

1938

Stockton Boys Club at the County Camp in 1938.

1942

This map shows the spread of clubs across the county in 1942.

1947

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1949

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1950

Girls are invited to join and form clubs in Durham

1950

Activities at Knitsley Camp in 1950.

1951

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1952

Chess Championship with D. Gregory of Gateshead BBC.

1953

Outdoor Boxing Championship 1953.

1953

The Duke of Gloucester presenting flags to Durham Boys in London.

1961

Duncan Gibson our County Organising Secretary welcoming Frankie Vaughan a life long loyal supporter and patron of Boys Clubs over many years.

1962

‘Getting In Focus’ a photography course for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in 1961.

1963

Football captain Peter Robinson of Bowburn Boys Club lifting the Gillete Cup in its first year, 1962.

1964

The Duke of Gloucester visiting Lions Boys Club, Hetton.

1998

Durham Association of Boys Club changes its name to the Durham Association of Clubs for Young People to fall in line with the change in the national organisation

2012

Durham Association of Clubs for Young People becomes Durham Association of Boys and Girls Clubs and the National organisation changes its name to Ambition

2017

Our geographical area remains the old County Durham area incorporating South Tyne and Wear and North Cleveland and has around 70 clubs including general youth clubs, boxing clubs, athletics clubs and football clubs

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