Monday, 19 October 2015

Ready For Wimbledon - Ready For War


A scan of the front cover of Hulton's Picture Post magazine for the 1st July 1939. World war was only a couple of months away, but all the focus was on the upcoming Wimbledon tennis championships. Jean Nicholl was the British hope for the women's championships, at the time she was the British champion at both tennis and table tennis. The war interrupted her career and she tragically died in her forties in 1965.

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