Youth Committee

Panels for Sporting Events (4) – Photograph (PWDRO 116/24); probably ca 1935

These are rather curious pieces of work, as there is no obvious purpose to the panels. They depict various sports under which are the categories ‘Girls Under 17’, ‘Girls Under 20’, ‘Boys Under 17’ and ‘Boys Under 20’. The photograph is annotated ‘Plymouth Youth Committee’, a City Council subcommittee responsible for the promotion of sport and other activities for young people (PWDRO 1419/32). The panels bear a striking resemblance to carvings of sports on a panel that Violet made for her great nephew in 1941 (Goldsmiths College Pinwill Archive), a photograph of which bears the annotation ‘From photographs about 1935’.


PWDRO 116/24 Photograph. Plymouth Youth Committee. Sporting Event Panels (4).

PWDRO 1419/32 Minutes, reports and correspondence. Plymouth Youth Committee 1938-66.