Person NameInsch and Upper Garioch Curling Club; 1889-1959
ActivityInsch and Upper Garioch Curling Club was founded at a meeting of gentlemen of Insch and district on 2 August 1889. A management committee was set up which eventually included a President (elected at the annual general meeting in October), two vice-presidents, two chaplains (probably because two clergymen attended the founding meeting), a secretary and treasurer, ice masters and skips. Patrons were also appointed, and included local gentry, officers and clergy. Land was acquired on a 21-year lease from Colonel Leith Hay's Trust behind the Congregational manse in Insch and a pond, drain and inlet were completed by November 1889. The club was associated with both the Royal Caledonian Curling Club and the North-East of Scotland Provincial Curling Club, and remained active through both World Wars. However, falling membership and poor finances in the late 1950s led to several debates on the future of the club and it was eventually wound up in 1959. Unclaimed and club stones were sold and the proceeds were given to the local Joint Clubs to cover a loss made by them in setting up Saturday dances in Insch.
Corporate NameInsch and Upper Garioch Curling Club
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