March Cricket Club hoping to track down people present at pavilion opening 74 years ago

March cricket club 1939 photo.

March cricket club 1939 photo. - Credit: Archant

MARCH Cricket Club is attempting to track down people who attended the opening of their pavilion 74 years ago.

March cricket club 1939 photo.

March cricket club 1939 photo. - Credit: Archant

A photograph of club members and veterans was taken by Alice Askew on August 1 1939 and published in the Cambs Times three days later.

It has had pride of place in the pavilion to this day in its original frame.

The pavilion was refurbished last month as part of a Cricket Force initiative and Alan Berresford, a player coach at the club, has agreed to re-frame it.

The club attempted to get in touch with Ms Askew to invite her to re-hang the photograph, which shows a past generation of March cricketers sat in front of the pavilion.


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Stephen Gaskin, who has been the club scorer for 26 years, made an appeal for information on Facebook and found out that the prolific photographer died in 1965.

He said: “We had hoped to get hold of the lady and hear about her memories of the day but sadly she is no longer with us.

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“We are hoping to get the photograph re-hung in the pavilion at some point this season so it would be appropriate if people with links to that day were there to take part in the ceremony.”

Freddie Grounds was club president at the time and his son, also called Freddie, is still alive.

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