Much Wenlock

Much Wenlock in Shropshire - home of the Olympics

Welcome to Much Wenlock, the home of the modern Olympics - no! We're not kidding!

In 1850 Local surgeon William Penny-Brookes (1809 - 1895), who introduced physical education into British schools, inspired the fore-runner of the modern Olympic Games for the "promotion of moral, physical and intellectual improvement" and although the Game's venue is now decided by international committee rather than by the Wenlock Olympian Society, we still hold our own Olympics here every July - the other Olympics are also doing quite well too!

Two mascots have been created for the 2012 London Olympics, Wenlock and Mandeville.

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