British Orienteering Federation, Orienteering Association and Club Growth in 1969 - Summary
Report by Clive Allen, Former British Orienteering Federation Chairman
Sourced from British Orienteering’s archive at University of Sheffield
British Orienteering Federation opened its first office at 3 Glenfinlas Street, Edinburgh on 1st January 1969.
YHOA was officially constituted in 1969 – the first AGM was held on 23rd January in York.
There may, of course, be others, not recorded in the concise historical records.
Most clubs in the UK would find many of their early maps and event results in sections of the archive. Almost all of British Orienteering’s paper records over the 50 years, and pre=British Orienteering Federation are held there, and some personal collections of special interest have been donated too.
An outline description of the collection can be found here, and the full archive listing and the Book List can be downloaded as pdf files.
Visits to the Special Collections department can be made by appointment; the reading room is open from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm on most weekdays. It is best to decide in advance what you want to look at, and the relevant boxes will be brought into the reading room before you arrive. Additional items can usually be brought out at short notice.
Contact and location information can be found here.