Get a glimpse into sporting history. Here is our collection of featured articles about sports heritage by museums, archives and club around the country.
A Summer Excursion with Burroughs and Wellcome Burroughs' Wellcome & Co employees were competing in a variety of activities: sprints over a 100 yards, distance running over one mile, a high jump competition and the exertions of the tug of war. Find out more Shrove Tuesday Football in Dorking Dorking’s street football probably had its origins in the Catholic Lenten festivals that took place all over England before the Reformation. On the morning of Shrove Tuesday shopkeepers barricaded their premises and children were given the day off school. Find out more The Original Aston Villa At the end of a talk, the question was raised as to the precise location of the villa which gave its name first to a district in Aston, and then to the Wesleyan Chapel whose members formed the football club. It was suggested that there was a map in existence which gave this information. Find out more Tom Wills - From Rugby School to Australian Sporting Pioneer Tom Wills, educated at Rugby School, Warwickshire, was an Australian sporting genius. Find out more