1912 badminton prize

1912 badminton prizeAn interesting item in the National Badminton Museum at Milton Keynes is a magnifying glass in a hall marked silver band on a silver chain. The band is engraved Badminton 1912 Mixed Doubles.

Sadly there is no indication of why and when the prize was presented or to whom!

This would have been a very nice prize to receive in 1912 – at that time, players would not have been allowed to collect cash prizes, and trophies or other items were often awarded, some of which were valuable. We would be very interested to hear if anyone can give us information on this or any other prizes that they know about.

The National Badminton Museum has a collection of trophies, but unfortunately are having to decide whether they are worthy of a place in the museum as space is very limited.