The Woodstock   YWCA 1957 - 1964
          seven years remembered
These website pages consist mainly of newspaper items from 1957 to 1964, when the post of Physical Education Director of the YWCA in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, was held by Kay Fulham. Over this period of seven years there were many different classes and activities going on at the YWCA, mainly for girls and women. There were also groups that included boys and men, and events that were connected to the YWCA but not part of it.

These news photos and articles, part of the collection saved by Mrs Fulham in her family scrapbooks over the years, do not tell the whole story but they do provide a sense of the adventurous and stimulating atmosphere of the YWCA - in many ways, though particularly for girls growing up. The news items also provide a historical record of the YW's community involvement, displaying the faces, actions, and names of just some of those who were committed to upholding its purpose, and the activities of many who participated, though not always identified by name.  

Use the index to find items of interest. Click on the page number, then click on the somewhat fuzzy newsprint images (reduces the page downloading time) to reach the enhanced version.  For the Guest Book and further information, see farther down this page. Sue McPherson 2004   

page 1       1957, 1958

page 2      1959

page 3       1959, 1960

page 4      1960

page 5      1960, 1962

page 6      1963, 1964

page 7      1964

page 8      additional items
Dates are approximate. If corrections are needed, or
additional information added, please contact me.
Sue McPherson. Email: s.a.mcpherson @

page #s in italics indicate photos

Ballroom dancing, 5
Basketball, 2, 5, 6
Blue Triangle Club, 2
Camp Thunderbird, 7
Camp Tillingwood, 7
Christmas program, 2
Cook's retirement, 5
Craftwork classes, 2
Executive Director, 6
Folk dancing, 5
Gym demonstration, 2
Gym equipment, 1, 4
Gym groups, 2
Gymnastic awards, 2
Gymnastics, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
Health (definition), 4
Horse, 1, 3, 4
Keep Fit, 4, 6
Leaders' Training 3, 4, 6
Millinery, 5
Moose Lodge, 1
Overseas Club, 3, 8
Index (continued)

Parallel bars, 4
Physical Education Director, 1, 7
Slim and Trim, 4
Spring Jamboree, 6
Square dancing, 3
"Story of YM-YW Wdstck," 8
Swimming, 7
Swimming awards, 2
Swimming program, 2, 4
Tennis classes, 1, 5
Tiny Tots gymnastics, 3, 6
Trampoline, 4, 7
Victoria Day Parade, 8
Wellbeing, 4
Winter Garden Party, 3
Winter Program, 5
Woodstock Tennis Club, 8
Y Promenaders, 3
Y Teens Club, 3
YW Board, 1, 3, 5, 6, 7
YWCA Auxiliary, 3
This site is for non-commercial purposes. The news articles, including newsprint photos, on this website are from the scrapbook of Kay Fulham, and are displayed on this website courtesy of the Woodstock Daily Sentinel Review (SR) and the London Free Press (LFP), both of Ontario, Canada. The materials on this website are not permitted to be reproduced without written permission from the S-R or the LFP. However, information on the pages of this web site may be used for personal research. Credit this web site and/or the Sentinel Review and the London Free Press as the sources. Any additional photographs or materials from sources other than the SR and the LFP are displayed on this website courtesy of the owners.

This site was created 6 October, 2004, last updated 3 June 2008
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