I’ll take a pass…

We were with my parents this weekend, and while talking about birthdays and the Olympics, my dad dug out his original pass from the 1948 Olympic games in London – his father had been head postmaster for those Olympic games at Wembley Stadium (or the Empire Stadium, Wembley as it was then), and as part of that, he received an all arenas pass. Quite a wonderful thing…

1948 Olympic stadium pass

I haven’t seen the passes for the recent Olympics, but I’m guessing there were more restrictions than on this one. Interesting that ‘cinematography’ is banned, but not photography.

Rear of 1948 Olympic stadium pass

 

richard hanson :: photographer :: sheffield

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