Much Wenlock Games

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  • Created by: Jo Ellis
  • Created on: 27-09-14 12:01
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    • William Penny Brookes was born in Much Wenlock in 1809
    • the first Games was held in 1850 where a mixture of athletics and traditional country sports e.g. football and cricket were held
    • these Games sometimes included a fun event e.g. a wheelbarrow race but they weren't usually part of the programme
    • he believed that sport helped the physical mental and intellectual improvement of people
    • they are held every July a the Windmill Field
    • when the games first started the games were open to everyone


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