Old Spondon cricket ground

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Photograph dated: C.1914
Taken by: Unknown

Thomas Thompson, landlord of Vernon Arms stands at the Hedge boundary of the old cricket ground on Royal Hill Road.

George Porter, my uncle, and

George Porter, my uncle, and son of the famous Derbyshire cricketer George Porter, was the groundsman in the early thirties, and permitted me to 'help' him in 1933 until I broke his scythe sharpening stone on the pitch roller. He thanked me and pensioned me off with a penny.