Dawnay Cup

Tooting & Balham Gazette, 06/10/1909

Presentation to the South London Swimming Club of the Dawnay Cup by the Mayor of Wandsworth, Archibald Dawnay, himself. It is described as a ‘massive silver cup’ and was for the encouragement of swimming and knowledge of life-saving. The first recipient was D. Gibb. In 1909, Dawnay was at the start of his very long mayoralty: he was unanimously elected to the post for 11 consecutive years from 1908-1919. He was head of the family steel firm of Dawnay & Sons, based in Cardiff and Battersea. He was knighted in 1918. He died on 23 April 1919 at the age of 77. See Tooting & Balham Gazette, 26.04.1919, for more information.

Dawnay Cup
Date of origination  ? 06/10/1909
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Tags 1910s, Archibald Dawnay, Alexander Glegg, Trophies
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