Age-old traditions means Wimbledon ‘always changing, always the same’

Queuing, rain and autograph hunters have been part of the fabric of Wimbledon since the very start.

Newly unearthed images show that despite being one of the biggest sporting events in the world, the essence of Wimbledon never really changes.

Research by Ancestry.co.uk found an image of Kiwi world number one Anthony Frederick Wilding patiently signed autographs for fans following his victory in 1914.

The four time winner was tragically killed in action during the First World War.

Long before the era of retractable roofs, spectators came up with a…
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