A Brief History of Wenlock and Mandeville

So where did the inspiration for the names come from for this controversial duo? Read on to find out more!

History of Wenlock and Mandeville Mascots

Wenlock was named after the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock. It is thought that the Wenlock Games, founded around the mid 19th Century acted as a catalyst to the modern Olympic Games that we all know (and love?)

Mandeville is named after the Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Buckinghamshire where in the 1940s, Dr Ludwig Guttmann established the Stoke Mandeville games at his Spinal unit at the hospital. From here it is said the foundations were laid for the modern Paralympic games.

Some truly inspirational accolades to bestow upon these soon to be National Symbols.