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2020 Yonex All-England Championships

2020 Yonex All-England Championships Men’s Singles Final: -  The 26-year-old great Dane Viktor Axelsen fulfilled his childhood dream as he romped to...

The History of the All England Badminton Championships

The History of the All England Badminton Championships The first Championships were played at the London Scottish Drill Hall in 1899 with only...

The Racket that Changed Badminton

The Racket that Changed Badminton in 1966 - Carlton 3.9 The Carlton Sports Company who had been making their nylon shuttles since the 1950s in 1966...

Donald Hume – A Great Champion in the 1930s

Donald Hume - A Great Champion in the 1930sDonald Charles Hume started to play badminton at the age of 16, when he joined the Alexandra Palace...

Badminton Fit for the Queen

Badminton Fit for the Queen  England, after hosting the inaugural Thomas Cup Final contest at Preston in 1949 again had the honour in 1982. This...

A Later Version of the Hazell’s Streamline Blue Star Racket

Hazell’s Streamline Blue Star Racket      circa 1936  The National Badminton Museum has recently acquired a later version of the Hazell’s Streamline...

Early Ball Badminton and Shuttle Badminton in India

EARLY BALL BADMINTON AND SHUTTLE BADMINTON IN INDIA There are two games called Badminton in India, there is the game as we know it called Shuttle...

The All-England Badminton Championships that was Played on Ice

    1947- THE ALL ENGLAND - That was Played on Ice. In 1939 the Badminton Association of England decided that their All-England venue at the Royal...

Badminton in a Prisoner of War Camp

This article by Peter Birtwistle appeared in the October 1947 Badminton Gazette. Peter Birtwistle a tireless badminton administrator, whose...

SIR GEORGE THOMAS – A Legend as a Player, Administrator and Gentlemen

                                  SIR GEORGE THOMAS The measure of the extraordinary qualities of this man goes far beyond the number of badminton...

Marjorie Henderson – All-England Champion.

  Marjorie Henderson nee Bell with her doubles partner Thelma Kingsbury dominated woman's badminton in the 1930s. They won the All-England...

The First Ever International Badminton Match

The first ever international badminton match.   Ireland vs England was played on January 31st 1903, at the Earlsfort Skating Rink, Dublin. At the...

Generous Donation to the National Badminton Museum

At the 2020 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships, the Nippon Badminton Association made a very generous donation to the National Badminton...

All England Record Breaker – Rudy Hartono

               Photo: - Peter Richardson                       RUDY HARTONO Rudy Hartono one of the truly great All England champions. In 1976 Rudy...

Betty Uber

Betty Uber, who dominated Women’s badminton in the 1930s and won a total of 13 All England Championship titles. Click on images to enlarge.Betty...

The National Badminton Museum at the 2020 Yonex All England Badminton Championships, Arena Birmingham

The National Badminton Museum Display Stand on the Concourse at the 2020 Yonex All-England Badminton Championships,  Arena Birmingham.    Click...

1899 – The First All-England Badminton Championships.

       1899 – THE FIRST ALL ENGLAND BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS.  The idea for the All-England Badminton Championships was conceived one year...

Yonex All-England Badminton Championships – Venues.

          All-England Badminton Championships - Venues. Click on images to enlarge. 1.  LONDON SCOTTISH REGIMENT DRILL HALL, BUCKINGHAM GATE,...

Shuttles Used in the Yonex All-England Badminton Championships.

SHUTTLES USED AT THE ALL-ENGLAND BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS Click on images to enlargeJaques 'Association First Choice' Shuttle. At the All-England...

Judy Hashman nee Devlin – One of the Great Champions.

Judy Hashman nee Devlin. Click on images to enlarge. Judy Hashman. Photo:- K.Hall. 1958 Margaret Varner (USA) and Judy Devlin (USA). Judy Hashman...

National Badminton Museum – Logo

         Jaques ‘Association First Choice’ ‘barrel’ shuttlecock.  The logo adopted by the National Badminton Museum is based on a barrel shaped...

BBC Antiques Road Trip

  BBC Antiques Road Trip. The National Badminton Museum appeared on the BBC Antiques Road Trip program. The antiques expert who came with the film...

The First Badminton Association.

       THE FIRST BADMINTON ASSOCIATIONMajor Seymour Sackville Carew Dolby Click on photos to enlargeThe Badminton Association was formed after Major...

All-England Blazer

 All-England Blazer From 1904 until the 1970s All-England Champions were entitled to wear this blazer. This All-England blazer was donated to the...

Birmal Aluminium Racket with Steel Strings c1924

        Birmal Aluminium Racket with Steel Strings    c1924. The National Badminton Museum has managed to purchased one of the extremely rare Birmal...

The Game of Badminton in 1863

               The Game of Badminton in 1863. Click on images to enlarge.   The National Badminton Museum has discovered through the...

Hazell’s Streamline Blue Star Racket.

           Hazell's Streamline Blue Star Racket.The National Badminton Museum has managed to purchase a second 1930s Hazell's Streamline Blue Star...

Nora Perry MBE

                                                                                                         Nora Perry MBE. Jane Webster and Nora...

An Early Badminton Photograph from India.

       AN EARLY BADMINTON PHOTOGRAPH FROM INDIA. Click on image to enlarge.The National Badminton Museum has discovered an early badminton...

The Game of Battledore and Shuttlecock.

THE GAME OF BATTLEDORE AND SHUTTLECOCK. Click on images to enlarge. Battledore bats and shuttlecocks in Badminton House. Photo: - Geoff Hinder.We...

The World’s First Open (Professional) Badminton Tournament

The World’s First Open (Professional) Badminton Tournament. Click on images to enlarge.Prakash Padakone (India) playing Morten Frost Hansen...

Battledore Shuttlecock.

Photo: - Geoff Hinder. National Badminton Museum has recently purchased an 1840s battledore shuttlecock. The shuttlecock has a brown velvet base...

The First All-England Badminton Championships – Four Ladies from Devonshire

            The First All-England Badminton Championships - Four Ladies from Devonshire. Click on images to enlarge. Badminton being played outside...

Kitty Godfree – All-England Champion also Olympic and Wimbledon Champion.

           Kitty Godfree nee McKane a remarkable All-England Champion and sportswoman.                              L to R- Kathleen "Kitty" Godfree...

Badminton House

                                                                          BADMINTON HOUSE Click on images to enlarge.Badminton House 1830...

The Shuttlecock that Travelled 78 Million Miles before Landing on the Ground

The Shuttlecock that Travelled 78 Million Miles before Landing on the Ground The International Space Station Shuttlecock with old battledores and...

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