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Sport and the Sea

2 August 2012 by Sarah

Photograph of people using gym equipment, 1930s

Anchor Line brochure for vessels Cilacia and Circassia showing on-board gym (cropped), reference SAS/33F/1/4.

I do enjoy cycling, so the last few weeks have been fantastic. Not the weather, unfortunately, but watching the exploits of Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish and David Millar et al. in the Tour de France and the Olympics.  All topped off with yesterday’s brilliant time trial.  The Maritime Archives & Library are celebrating the Olympics with an online exhibition Sport and the Sea which includes images of on-board sports facilities such as this rather uncomfortable looking gym on the Anchor Line vessels Cilacia and Circassia from the 1930s.

  1. Sue Daby says:

    My parents travelled to and back from India in the 50′s and 60′s,on the Cilicia and Circassia, but I can’t find any passenger details for their outward voyages! Could some one steer me in the right direction?

  2. Sam (NML) says:

    Have a look at our online information sheets for information about the records held at the Maritime Archives and Library, as well as details of other useful sources of information:


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