Olympian Society (WOS) in 1850.
WOS and Brookes went on to spread the Olympian Games of Much Wenlock to
the rest of Shropshire, the whole of the country, to its ancient home of
Greece and then to the whole world.
William Penny Brookes had a passion for the benefits of exercise,
healthy bodies and minds, and his work carried on after his death.
His legacy being recognised by the world at the celebrations of London 2012.
As the founder of the modern Olympic movement, Baron de Coubertin said
"The Wenlock people alone have preserved and followed the true Olympian
Join us on Thursday 9th May 2019 at St Georges and Priorslee Parish Centre, St Georges, TF2 9LJ. This talk will follow the AGM.
All welcome, but please note for Non-Members of the WHG there is a £2.50 charge.