In the ‘good old days’, the minutes of SCCA meetings were handwritten and kept within a bound book. The first entry was made in October 1930 (see here).
The last entry in this book was the minutes of the AGM held in 1973, forty years ago. Reading through these minutes, it’s almost a case of déja vu.
“The Secretary reported that the competitions had been completed and he thanked club secretaries and captains for their co-operation”
“League winners were Ipswich A; Norfolk & Suffolk Cup winners were Ipswich”
“Mr Adams (Bury) enquired if there was a code of conduct of behaviour for matches, particularly in connection with late arrival of teams and the provision of hospitality”
Two of the 17 people attending the meeting are still around and playing chess in Suffolk – Roger Holt and Jim Buis. Jim was the current Suffolk Champion.