Catalogue description Records of the Suseex County Playing Fields Association

This record is held by East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Record Office (ESBHRO)

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Reference: SCP
Title: Records of the Suseex County Playing Fields Association

This Association, financed by subscriptions from local authorities and from local playing fields committees, makes grants for the acquisition and maintenance of playing fields and recreation grounds under the Physical Training and Recreation Act 1937. It also gives advice on such matters as establishing, maintaining and insuring playing fields


It was established in 1926 as the East Sussex County Playing Fields Association, and a West Sussex Association covered West Sussex


On the formation of the Sussex Rural Community Council in 1931 (see RCC 1 and 2) the Association's officers and secretariat were transferred to the Council and the Appeals and Grants Committee members were appointed en bloc as the Council's Playing Fields Sub-Committee. In 1937 the two Associations agreed to merge into a single association affiliated to the National Playing Fields Association. During the war the Association's work was largely suspended but in 1946 the constitution was revised and a new Executive Committee and Honorary Secretary appointed. The Association continued to lease an office in Sussex House from the SRCC until 1989. In 1989 the Association was administered from the house of its then secretary, D G Burge, in Eastbourne


Summary of classes


SCP/1 Council and Executive Committee minutes 1927-1986


SCP/2 Meeting papers of Executive Committee post 1982 and Finance and General Purposes Sub-Committee 1947-1986


SCP/3 Annual general meeting papers 1946-1950


SCP/4 Annual reports 1946-1992


SCP/5 Annual balance sheets 1947-1970


SCP/6 Photographs 1977


SCP/7 Files on individual fields 1933-1961


SCP/8 General files, unregistered 1937-1992


SCP/9 Registered files 1952-1992

Date: 1927-1993
Held by: East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Record Office (ESBHRO), not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Sussex County Playing Fields Association

Physical description: 9 Series
Access conditions:

Documents are closed to public inspection for 30 years after the last date

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records listed were for the most part transferred with those of the SRCC (A1366, 1782, 2713); A4214 was deposited by the Association in Jan 1984, A4266 in May 1984, A5195 and A5201 in Jan 1989, and A5390 in Dec 1989. Additional records were deposited by the Association in Sep 1991 (A5749), Sep 1992 (A5952) and Sep 1993 (A6154)

Custodial history:

The records deposited down to 1989 were previously erroneously listed in SRCC classes RCC 33-37, 55-59

  • East Sussex
  • Playing fields
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