Multiple dates from Tuesday, April 30th to Wednesday, September 25th
Wakefield Museum is taking the Playmakers collection on tour to a venue near you.
Playmakers tells the fascinating story of how a saddlers apprentice from Horbury created one of the world’s leading sports brands. For nearly 100 years the factory in Horbury near Wakefield, firstly as William Sykes Ltd, and later under the Slazenger and Dunlop names, created a wide range of beautifully crafted sporting goods used in World Cups, FA Cups, Ashes tests, Challenge Cups and Wimbledon finals.
Four beautifully crafted sports objects are now on display in:
Featherstone Sports Complex – 1920s tennis racket
Normanton Leisure - 1966 World Cup Football
Sun Lane Leisure - 1960 Challenge Cup match ball won by Wakefield trinity against Hull
Horbury Library – 1930s boxing gloves
Plus a display of many more sporting goods in Wakefield Museum
So the next time you go for a swim or sweat it out in the gym give yourselves five minutes to reflect on the brilliant crafts people of Horbury who made the equipment that made the sporting legends.
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Wakefield One, Burton Street
The event runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on the following dates.
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