Badminton fit for the Queen

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 would be the first Thomas Cup Finals to be concluded at a non-Asian venue since the inaugural contest 33 years earlier. The...
THE ALL ENGLAND that was played on ice

THE ALL ENGLAND 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 Horticultural Hall, Westminster, London was now no longer big enough, they had been using the venue for 25 years. After the...
Badminton in a Prisoner of War Camp

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 involvement in badminton stretched back beyond the Second World War. He was a 2nd Lieutenant with British Expeditionary Force in...
The First Ever International Badminton Match

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 beginning of January, the Irish Badminton Union issued a challenge to the Badminton Association (England) for an...
1899 – THE FIRST ALL ENGLAND BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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 before the first All-England was even held. On 10 March 1898 Mr Percy Buckley, Secretary of the Guildford Badminton Club...
YONEX ALL-ENGLAND BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS  VENUES

YONEX ALL-ENGLAND BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS VENUES

          All-England Badminton Championships – Venues. Click on images to enlarge. 1.  LONDON SCOTTISH REGIMENT DRILL HALL, BUCKINGHAM GATE, LONDON. 1899 to 1901  (3 years)  Badminton Association held its first Championships on 4 April 1899; it was a one-day...

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