SMN joins the Sports Heritage Network

Sports Heritage NetworkWe are delighted to announce that on Monday 26th March 2012 we joined the The Sports Heritage Network (SHN). The SHN was established in 2003 to promote interest in Britain's unique sports heritage. In 2006 a major survey of Britain's sporting heritage was undertaken and a report was produced by SHN. The 'Hood ' report identified over 400 sports heritage collections in museums, libraries and archives throughout the country.  The founder members of the SHN are drawn from some of our major sports museums: the National Football Museum in Manchester, the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, MCC Museum, Lord's, the River & Rowing Museum in Henley on Thames, the World Rugby Museum in Twickenham, the British Golf Museum in St. Andrews and the National Horseracing Museum at Newmarket.  The combined experience of these museums and a passionate belief in the power of sporting objects to inspire people motivated them to launch Our Sporting Life in 2008.  They remain committed to preserving sporting heritage beyond 2012 and hope to attract other museums to share their vision.

The Sporting Memories Network look forward to becoming an active member of the SHN and our directors will be attending the SHN`s first ever conference at Lord`s Cricket Ground on 19th April 2012

Mackenzie Thorpe

Grandad as a lad

 Artist Mackenzie Thorpe`s 'When Grandad was a lad' hangs in boardrooms across Europe. To mark their golden jubilee in 2003  UEFA presented a copy to every club that had won a European competition since 1954

All images copyright Mackenzie Thorpe Ltd