Lot 80Scarce 1891 Wenlock Olympian Society Annual Games Meeting...

Auction Date: 1/02/2017 at 11:30 am

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Scarce 1891 Wenlock Olympian Society Annual Games Meeting Programme comprising a single folded card for the Programme and Entry Form to be held on Tuesday 19th May at Much Wenlock – President Dr William Penney Brookes one of the founding members and especially known for inspiring the modern Olympic Games Note: Dr WP Brookes (1809-1895) his lifelong campaign to get Physical Education on the school curriculum brought him into contact with Baron Pierre de Coubertin. After visiting Much Wenlock in 1890, the Society stage a Games especially for the Baron who, inspired by the event and after discussions with Brookes, wrote ‘If the Olympic Games that Modern Greece has not yet been able to revive still survives there today, it is due, not to a Greek, but Dr W P Brookes’. Coubertin subsequently formed the International Olympic Committee in 1894.

Hammer Price: £65.00

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