Ann Cunningham, first Chairman of ERHA, presenting a trophy to Gilbert Read, long serving stalwart of Vauxhall HC.
Following two years of planning by a joint Steering Committee, EGM's of the EAWHA and ECHA approved the formation of a new merged Association and the appointment of Senior Officers in January 1999. The ERHA became the first joint region in the country when the ERHA came into being in June 1999, with Bernie Cotton as the first President of the Association and Ann Cunningham the first Chairman. Also in June 1999 a one day festival was held at Redbridge Sports Centre to celebrate the founding of the Association, the first Council meeting of ERHA was held, and the East website was established.
Minutes Books and other information from the old Eastern Counties Hockey Association (formed in 1908 and responsible for men's hockey) and the old East Anglian Women's Hockey Association (formed in 1906) are deposited with:
The Archive Centre, Norfolk Record Office, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DQ
01603 222599, Fax 01603 761885
To access the ECHA archives please quote reference ACC 2006/59 and to access the EAWHA archives please quote references ACC 2006/95, 2007/278 and 2009/83 - the last being mainly records of the EAWHA's umpires' sub-committee.
National Hockey Museum Historical material on hockey generally can be seen at this growing Museum. For full details see the website: http://www.hockeymuseum.net/