Athletic Sports Whit Tuesday June 11th 1935

On the Cricket Ground at Forest Town

By Pauline Marples

This event attracted cycling and athletes from quite a distance and would have been of great interest to many local people.

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In the early years at Forest Town, the Mansfield Colliery Band was an important part of any event on the Welfare Grounds, and this one was no exception.

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Just a few page have been selected to give an insight into the day. It is interesting to note that many of the prizes awarded were items such as a Hunter Watch, Fruit Bowl, Candlesticks and Tankards.

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As with most events sponsors were needed to donate prizes or to advertise in the programme. The advert also tell us what firms were around at that time.

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Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Athletic Sports Whit Tuesday June 11th 1935' page

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Athletic Sports Whit Tuesday June 11th 1935' page

While these photographs were taken on the Forest Town Welfare Sports Ground it is unknown if they were at the event on June 11th 1935, but they are a good illustration

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Athletic Sports Whit Tuesday June 11th 1935' page

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Athletic Sports Whit Tuesday June 11th 1935' page

 

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