Alec Collins

The late Alec Collins was an early Leisure Director for Macclesfield Borough Council from Local Government Re-organisation in 1974. He brought his administrative and management experience as a Town Council Clerk to recreation management. His wartime service was in the RAF, where he combined his navigation skills with piano playing, performing with many of the […]

David Fisher (1946-2022)

I identify with this pivotal point in the history and development of the UK Sports Centre and feel that we are the last practitioners to be able to tell and interpret the story from the beginning. From Harlow Sportcentre and the conversion of war time drill halls to the construction of modern major leisure centres […]

John Birch

John trained as a PE teacher at Loughborough from 1951-54.  After teaching he undertook further training at Carnegie before joining the CCPR as Research Officer in 1965.  He was responsible for the first ever research study on Indoor Sports Centres in 1970-71.  He transferred to the new executive Sports Council in 1970 and in 1974 […]

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