Test Match Victories

Childhood - Playing Out

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Year: 1954         Item #: 560         Views: 8,024         Comments: 3

Test Match Victories
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Test Match Victories may be won on the 'playing fields' off the Caledonian Road in North London, but it would be better for the children if the stumps were set in green fields.
Source: Picture Post. August 7, 1954

3 user comment(s) below:-

Comments by Barry Smith on 9th April 2015  

I lived off the Caledonian Road ( Lesly Street) in the 1940s.
3 stumps were painted on either side of the street for Summer. For Winter goal-posts were painted.

Comments by Matthew on 4th September 2011  

What luxury to have a set of stumps. We had to make do with a lamp post.

Comments by Robert Taylor on 16th December 2010  

Playing out was the big thing. I'm not sure how many people would use that phrase now. I remember playing out from lunchtime to dusk. You just turned up at home before it got dark. We went for miles. Amazing, it would not happen now.


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