This year, Mr. F.T. Molyneux become the new Warden, replacing Mr A. Townshend.
It was remarked of the membership that ‘the most striking feature was the growing zest for outdoor camp life’ and as a result, regular weekend camping in Heswall, and trips to Lake Windermere, became a feature of the Institute. These trips were regarded as ‘a most valuable development of club life’, which would not have been possible without generous financial donations given to people ‘who otherwise can rarely escape from the city streets’.
Somewhere in the region of twelve Harriers trained each week, resulting in them winning The Liverpool Boys Association Cross Country Championships. In gymnastics, the Old Boys won The Bowring Shield and the Juniors picked up the L.B.A. Cup for Physical Training. Both Basketball and Table Tennis gained momentum, with six tables consistently in use. Senior members tended to frequent the Reading Room most often to play chess, debate and socialise with fellow peers.
For the first time in The Institute’s history a club magazine was issued, available to members once, sometimes twice per month, for which select boys were given the opportunity to contribute.
Financial stresses remained ‘owing to the ravages of time and weather’ with an unexpected outlay of £137 17s 2d on repairs to the building, which was deducted from the hire income for the Grand Hall. Fortunately, a demand for concerts alleviated income worries, along with gifts from donators, who included President Sir Frederick C Bowring.
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