Families Reunite Trophies after 87 years

Written by Geoff Hinder

On a visit to the National Badminton Museum at Milton Keynes, the families of Betty Uber and Donald Hume would reunite the All-England Mixed Doubles trophies after 87 years of being a part.

L. to R. Liz Slater (Betty Uber’s granddaughter), Charles and James Hume (Donald Hume’s sons) and Massy Hume (Donald Hume’s daughter-in-law).
Donald Hume and Betty Uber
In 1935 Betty Uber and Donald Hume (England) won the All-England mixed doubles for the 3rd consecutive year and were awarded the trophies outright. Prior to 1979 if an All-England Champion won a trophy for three consecutive years or four Championships in total, they were awarded the trophy outright. Betty Uber and Donald Hume won the mixed doubles for the 4th time in 1936.
Mixed Doubles Trophies

Photos: – Geoff Hinder

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Also, on the visit to the National Badminton Museum, the Hume family presented a men’s doubles All-England trophy to the Museum. Donald Hume with Raymond ‘Bill’ White (England) won this trophy outright after winning three consecutive years in 1934, Donald and Bill also won the men’s doubles for the 4th time at the 1935 Championship.
Donald Hume
Raymond ‘Bill’ White

For more information on Betty Uber and Donald Hume go to: – Homepage – History — People —- on this website.

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2023 YONEX ALL-ENGLAND BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tuesday 14 March to Sunday 19 March 2023

Utilita Arena, Birmingham 

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 museum@badmintonengland.co.uk
Thank you to all the ‘Friends of the Museum’ and people who have made donations to the National Badminton Museum, your support enables us to purchase extremely rare badminton artefacts for the National Collection as they become available.
Visitors are welcome to look around the Museum unescorted at any time – the National Badminton Centre is normally open 9am to 8pm every day.

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