Collection AR72 - Photograph Album of Visit to Arnhem

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Photograph Album of Visit to Arnhem


  • Apr 1947 (Creation)

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The visit to Arnhem was organised under the auspices of the Anglo Netherlands Sports Partnership. As well as the Mayor and Mayoress (Ald. and Mrs H.Regan, (who broke her wrist during the trip)), the party consisted of Ald and Mrs Lewin, Councillor Turner and other members of the Committee plus 17 table tennis players under Mrs C.A.Bourne and a football team managed Mr Mr S.A.Browne and captained by Fred Stevenson. Croydon played three football matches, winning the second and losing the first and third.

As well as various visits, including the Airborne Cemetery at Oosterbeck and the Arnhem Bridge, the Croydon party marched in procession through the streets of Wageningen on Easter Sunday. A report of the visit appears in the Croydon Times, 19 April 1947. L.Woolnough, of the Norbury team, was a member of the football team. (CT 12 April 1947) and was then resident at 28 Weybridge Avenue, Thornton Heath.

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Accumulated by Mr L Woolnough. Donated by Mrs Woolnough in 1995.

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Accession Number: A72

Papers re visit to Arnhem

Photograph album re visit made by Croydon party to Arnhem and elsewhere in the Netherlands; with loose printed memorabilia etc; accumulated by Mr L Woolnough.

Item date: April 1947

Accession date: 13/2/1995

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Photograph album of a visit made by a Croydon party to Arnhem and elsewhere in the Netherlands at Easter (05 - 12th April) 1947.

Photographs include a reception at Sonsbeek Park and subsequent lunch.

Arnhem and Croydon football and table tennis teams

Damaged buildings in Arnhem

Meeting of the Mayors of Croydon and Arnhem and the presentation of the Union Jack.

The album also includes an envelope of extra material such as photographs, menus, negatives and tickets.

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