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    the wimbledon queue, 1960's

    Antique The Wimbledon Queue, 1960's

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    Queueing has long been established as a particularly British trait, and nowhere is this more exemplary than in the Wimbledon Queue. In a typically ?British? fashion a ?Code of Conduct? applies to ?The Queue,? kept in check by the Honorary Stewards. The code includes a clear non-reservation policy where those queueing must be present in person and may not place equipment in lieu of themselves.

    For well over a century, Wimbledon has attracted more spectators than it can accommodate. In 1927, over 22,000 spectators were present on the first Saturday ? a new ground record of the time. Queues started outside the Grounds at 5 am and over 2,000 people were turned away.
    Later, in 1991, Wimbledon experienced one of the wettest first weeks on record and the Sunday became a unique day in Wimbledon?s history with play taking place on Middle Sunday for the very first time. The queue stretched for 1.5 miles outside the Grounds and a carnival atmosphere ensued with a special programme and full catering facilities.
    Today, the Association of Wimbledon Honorary Stewards is responsible for crowd management, acting as ?hosts? to the public. Organisation is key to the smooth running of the process and amongst the stewards? duties are directing, advising and offering guidance to visitors inside and outside the Grounds.

    Charcoal on Paper
    Width (cm):
    40 x 80 in. (102 x 204 cm.)

    Artware Ltd

    Artware Fine Art specialises in fine antique, decorative and historical portraits and topographical pictures . We cover a period from the 17th and 18th centuries through to the 19th & 20th Centuries. We have over 150 portraits in stock, which can be viewed on our web site, each historical portrait has well researched biographical information both on the sitter and the artist.

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    Artware Ltd
    18 La gare
    51 Surrey row
    Greater London
    SE1 0BZ
    T: 0207 921 97904
    E: greg@artwarefineart.com
    W: www.artwarefineart.com

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