Today, 17th May, is Norway’s national day! An official public holiday, the day celebrates Norway’s recognition as an independent kingdom from when the constitution was declared in 1814.
The archives team here has fond memories of Norway and so to mark the day we thought we would share this beautiful headscarf from the Ski Club of Great Britain Collection.
As the accompanying text, written by Arnold Lunn explains, the scarf was presented to the wife of the president of the Ski Club in 1946 at Holmenkollen, the first post-war skiing gathering. The text is incredibly poignant, moving, and evocative of a significant moment in history at a local, national and international level.