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Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) or Manx Grand Prix (MGP) armband

Date made: mid 20th century

Description: An embroidered armband, black and green with gold trim, and embroidered text TRAVELLING MARSHAL. 1930s or 1940s, used at Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) or Manx Grand Prix (MGP) races. (Owner Ian Cannell was an MGP official in the 1980s/90s).

Many locals and visitors participate in the TT and other motor sport events as marshals, and it is fair to say that these events could not take place without their voluntary commitment of time. Technically, marshals are special constables, vested with authority from the police for the duration of the event.

Materials: wool

Object name: armband

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 2018-0010

Subject tags : #TT&MOTORSPORT


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