Mansfield Museum Summer Exhibition July 2012

Sport in Mansfield - part 1

Introduction from the Museum's display organiser - Jodie Henshaw

The theme of this year’s Summer Exhibition is the Olympics. Although is plenty of general information on the Games as a whole, we have incorporated as much material as possible about local sporting clubs and organisations, from equipment and kit to trophies, photographs and news cuttings. Thank you to everyone who has contributed and helped to towards this event.

Supporting the exhibition will be a host of sport and Olympic activities for both adults and children. Amongst the many opportunities to get involved will be physical demonstrations, international food tasting and ArtBeat’s simple craft sessions.

The exhibition was opened on Saturday 7 July at 10 am by Mansfield Olympian John Whetton.  John competed at both the Tokyo and Mexico City games in 1964 and 68, gaining 5th place in the 1500m in Mexico City. 

The photographs on taken by M & P Marples are just a selection of what is on display. See also Mansfield Museum Summer Exhibition 2012 - part 2 for more photos.

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This page was added on 14/07/2012.
Comments about this page

Viewing this exhibition is an eye opener of just how many sporting activities take place in the Mansfield area, and I am personally aware that not every group has contributed to the display. Within the sporting world Mansfield definatley has something for all ages to participate in.

By Pauline Marples
On 15/07/2012

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