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Miniature farm hobby

The August 11 1934 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this photograph of a British tennis champion who kept a miniature farm as a hobby.

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It’s pretty cool when someone wins a championship so often that they just let her keep the trophy. Though I’m not sure what you would do with it – display it proudly on the mantelpiece, I guess.

Joan Ridley (1903-1983) had her best result in 1931, when she was a finalist at Wimbledon in mixed doubles. She got married in 1935, and appears to have ended her tennis career at about that time.

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