Sports Days

Dowty had excellent sporting facilities at each of its sites and its employees participated actively.

There were many competitive sports events held, either inter-departmental or inter-site activities; family sports days were also popular.

Dowty Equipment - WW2 News Clippings
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Dowty Equipment - WW2 News Clippings
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Dowty Rotol open day and “it’s a knockout” 1981. Doug Glazier with - Front left is Teresa Allen; 2nd left in the 2nd row Ruth Merchant who was tragically killed in a motorbike accident while on holiday in Newquay.
Karen Babbage
Karen Babbage - Dowty Rotol open day and “it’s a knockout” 1981.
Karen Babbage
Athletics Trophy from George Dowty at Arle Court in 1950
Dowty Sports Day early 50s
Dowty Sports Day early 50s
Dowty Sports Day early 50s
Dowty Sports Day early 50s
Dowty Sports Day early 50s
Dowty Sports Day early 50s
Dowty Sports Day early 50s
Arle Court 1984 - Tug-O-War winners DFS Machine Shop
Dowty Equipment - Childrens Sports
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

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