“In the early thirties, when trousers were wide and shorts were long, a group of Edinburgh lawyers and businessmen met regularly and bemoaned the fact that there were insufficient facilities readily available for playing squash”. Thus read the opening paragraph of the 1986 Edinburgh Sports Club history.
For a taste of yesteryear through current times, have look at these ten images below – they are on display in A1 format (3′ x 2′) in the lower squash court corridor – click on any of them to enable a full screen display
This history has been many years in the making: You will see photographs from the opening date and before, read the 50th Anniversary brochure from 1986, and a great number of documents and photographs spanning all the years until today. Another example is the brochure for the 75th Anniversary dinner on 9th July 2011. The many photographs in that document show the development of the club in the intervening years..
A gallery is shown below which encompasses a number of the key events in the Club’s formation and evolution, from the plans prepared in February 1936, through the 9th October 1936 Opening to the victorious Scotland side versus England in 1964.
To access the various pages on the site, either select options from the menu above or alternatively there are graphics shown later on this page which will take you directly to the page you wish to view. Alternatively, you might like to try our Ten Minute Site Tour.
Our Club has always fostered a feeling of friendship and fellowship, as many of those contributing to the Interview pages were at pains to mention, and this feeling was captured wonderfully by Glyn Cave in his poem ESC – Extra Special Community You can alsolisten to Glyn reading the poem.
Click on any of the photo icons below to access pages of the history.