Historical Archive

This page is dedicated to preserving historical pictures and information about Sowerby Angling Society and angling around Thirsk in general.

The two pictures below show Thirsk and Sowerby Anglers circa 1900’s. It’s amazing how popular angling was in those days. If anyone can identify any of the anglers I’d really like to hear from them. Pictures provided courtesy of Derek Stratton.

Thirsk and Sowerby Anglers

Thirsk and Sowerby Anglers

More Thirsk and Sowerby Anglers

More Thirsk and Sowerby Anglers

Billy Bell, retiring chairman of Sowerby Angling is presented with a cut glass decanter and malt whisky by Derek Stratton.
belldecanter2_derekThe Committee at that time are shown below.

Sowerby AS comittee.(L to R) B. Escreet, E. Laughton, M. Pollard, B. Bell, D. Stratton, D. Smith, B. Lazenby.

Sowerby AS committee.
(L to R) B. Escreet, E. Laughton, M. Pollard, B. Bell, D. Stratton, D. Smith, B. Lazenby.

Remember when there was a fishing tackle shop in Thirsk, run by Derek Stratton?

Thirsk Anglers Center

Thirsk Anglers Centre

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