Like cricket, lawn tennis was a British invention, though of much more recent origins. It was devised by Walter Clopton Wingfield (1833-1912), a Montgomeryshire landowner and major in the local yeomanry cavalry, who patented the new game in 1874.
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London's blue plaques scheme, founded in 1866, is believed to be the oldest of its kind in the world and has inspired many other schemes across London, the UK and even further afield.
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