Much Wenlock's Olympic roots on display in museum


The curator at the museum in Much Wenlock has been researching how the town inspired the modern Olympics.

Emma-Kate Lanyon said: "We've really picked out what the key stories are that tell the history of the town."

The museum holds the archives of William Penny Brookes, who in 1850 founded the Wenlock Olympian Society and launched the town's Olympian Games.

Ms Lanyon said the town is expecting tens of thousands of visitors this summer after the museum's £500,000 refurbishment.

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