London Great Britain, 1948

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Archives relating to the 1948 Games are spread between several British repositories. Material created by the British Olympic Association is held at the University of East London, but there are also relevant records at the archive of the London borough where the Empire Stadium was situated, the main regional archive for the Greater London area, the UK National Archives and some specialist repositories.

Organisation Information Type Online
Brent Archives local government, administration Catalogue, selected digitised documents
British Olympic Association administration Catalogue, selected digitised documents
London Metropolitan Archives local government documents Catalogue, selected digitised documents
Parliamentary Archives government documents Catalogue, selected digitised documents
Scout Association Archive documents, photographs Catalogue, selected digitised documents
The National Archives government documents Catalogue, selected digitised documents
Transport for London administration Selected digitised documents

The sailing competitions were held in the town of Torquay in the county of Devon in the south west of England. Torbay Libraries hold a photograph album showing the competition in action. The album has been digitised and is available via Torbay Libraries (contact tqreflib@torbay.gov.uk). Selected images from the album can be viewed on the London 1948 Gallery page on this website.