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Silver rose bowl trophy

Date made: 1920

Description: A silver rose bowl trophy presented by AJS motorcycles to Cyril Williams for his win in the 1920 Junior Tourist Trophy (TT) race.

1920 was the first TT after the First World War. Williams' victory was remarkable because on the last lap his motorcycle lost power near the Creg ny Baa and he had to coast and push it the remaining five miles or so to cross the finishing line, whereupon he collapsed, with the machine falling on top of him. Fortunately he soon recovered and his prize was £40 and a gold medal.

Materials: metal: copper alloy, plated, silver, wood: other

Object name: trophy

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: L23015

Subject tags : #TT&MOTORSPORT


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