The Bat and Ball Public House, Hambledon, 1908
Photograph showing the Bat and Ball Public House at Hambledon, circa 1908. The pub was formerly known as the Broadhalfpenny Hut and was used as a pavilion by the Hambledon Cricket club in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Broadhalfpenny Down is considered to be the birthplace of modern cricket; hence the importance of the Bat and Ball public house.
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Entertainment - Captain Beaky & His Band - Jeremy Lloyd - London
Captain Beaky and his friends preach The Woodland Gospels in a special BBC Radio 4 Christmas adaptation of actor Jeremy Lloyd's best-selling book. Jeremy (l) plays Captain Beaky, with Beryl Reid (Batty Bat) and Leslie Phillips (Hissing Sid), in a strong cast.
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Denis Compton at Hastings
Cricketer Denis Compton acknowledges the crowd at the Central Recreation Ground, Hastings. Playing for 'The South' against 'Sir Pelham Warner's Eleven', Middlesex and England star batsman Compton brought his aggregate run total for the season to 3, 570, thus beating the long standing record of Tom Hayward, set in 1906. This was a fantastic summer for Compton, just a few days previously he had beaten Jack Hobbs record (set in 1925) of sixteen centuries in a season. Date: September 1947
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