Club History

Club History


The British Sub-Aqua Club was formed on October 15th 1953.


Swindon Branch (No.46) was inaugurated on 11th April 1957.



How the Swindon Branch Began

Founder member, John Hamilton, tells the story of the Club's formation and early years



Old Magazines

In the 70s and 80s, when social media and home computers for all were still a long way off, the Club produced a largely type-written magazine / newsletter.  Many of these have been digitised by ex-member, Neil Maw. They tell some fascinating stories from the Club's early decades, including the acquisition and fitting out of the first clubhouse.



Historical Galleries

Check out these old photographs from club records and donated by several members, past and present.



John Hamilton - a tribute

John Hamilton, founder, trustee and president, died peacefully on 16th February 2016, just a few weeks before his 90th birthday.  His wake, held at our Clubhouse, was attended by around 150 people, including many past members.  Steve Devlin pays tribute.





Vobster Quarry 1975

 The Gun

Poole Bay 1984





Events Calendar

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