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Warwickshire 238
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From the vault!


Let the cricket begin - again

photo of Lord's 1967: Pre-Olympic Hockey Tournament.

For some, the sight of archers engaged in battle at the Home of Cricket was as much oddity as spectacle. Yet there is nothing new about Lord's opening its iconic gates to sports other than cricket.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

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Memorable sixes revisited and a tale from the Tavern

photo of The Trott benchmark.

With a little help from Google Earth, Vincent Miller has applied science and hearsay to reignite a futile debate.

Friday, 9 August 2013


Keepers of the ground

photo of

Bluebells and swallows all hint at what is to come, yet it is the sight of groundsmen in wet-weather gear pointlessly tending to a water logged outfield that offers the greatest reassurance that summer beckons.

Friday, 5 July 2013


Rock the foundations - dismemberment of the old Lord's Tavern

photo of Last orders: the Lounge Bar 1965.

A way of life that had ebbed and flowed for close to a hundred years came to an abrupt halt in 1966 when demolition of the old Lord's Tavern and neighbouring buildings commenced.

Friday, 14 June 2013


A day (or two) in the life of the former Lord's Tavern

photo of Inside the Lounge Bar. Access to the pitch-facing Lounge Bar could be gained from within the ground or from its own St Johns Wood Road entrance - an inner revolving door was locked to keep out passersby on match-days. The staircase above the patrons on the far right-hand side led to the upstairs Oak Room - to their left and just out of shot is the lockable revolving door.

Unlike its modern successor, the original Tavern at Lord's Cricket Ground overlooked the field of play - an ideal location for mixing cricket with pleasure.

Friday, 31 May 2013

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