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|A Christmas Card from 1907|
|Posted in Hemel Hempstead 23/12/1915|
Despite my very critical comments the facilities provide a wonderful lucky dip facility - and if you are lucky you may find out things about your ancestors you could never have found in any other way. It could well be that the easy to use (at the lucky dip level) interface which lacks the tools to ask serious questions is deliberate - to ensure that any serious research is carried out on the British Newspaper Archive web site. However a number of the failings also apply to that site as well. Factors such as the size of indexed blocks seem to be more relevant to minimizing the amount of manual work the firm scanning the newspapers has to do - while having the effect of maximizing the time wasted by searchers using the system.
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|Frost-covered Trees at Marsworth Reservoir|
Adjoining the Grand Union Canal, near Tring.
|By the Canal near Startops Reservoir, near Tring|
|Lock 44, Grand Union Canal|
Last Wednesday a great Cricket-Match was play'd at Stanstead Abbot in Hertfordshire between 11 Gentlemen of the Corporation of Hertford and 11 of Stanstead, for 200 Guineas, when the Gentlemen of the Corporation were beat, There was up to 1000 l. won and lost on the match.Derby Mercury, Thursday 14 July, 1737
I then looked for an early reference to cricket being played in Tring and found:On Friday last a Cricket Match was play'd at Ware in Hertfordshire, between eleven Gentlemen of Burntwood inEssex and eleven of Hertford, for 200 l., when the former won by six Notches; and it was generally believ'd that they would have beat them at one Innings, had they not met with ill Usage by a Mob of Bargemen. It is said the Bets which were laid on both sides amounted to 2000 l.Derby Mercury, Thursday 25th August, 1737
I then looked later for the earliest match I could find involving Tring that named the players and found one played at Tring Park between Tring and Berkhamsted in 1835, published in the Hertford Mercury and Reformer. [Full details - including the names of the two teams].A Week or two ago was played, for a considerable Sum of Money, on Bohawk-Hill, Wendover, a great Match of Cricket between Wendover and Tring, which was won by the former by a large Number of Notches, at one Innings, notwithstanding Tring was allowed two famous extra Players from another Place. Wendover is soon to play another grand set Match, for a number of Silver Cups.Northampton Mercury, Monday 3 July 1775
If you click on any of these you will get a summary of the individual and "+" tick boxes for more information.
- Brandley, John (1668 - 1669)
- Davies, William (1754 - 1754)
- Dobbins, Robertus (1698 - 1718)
- Galloway, James (1826 - 1829)
- Gilpin, Thomas (1635 - 1662)
- Jenks, David (1740 - 1794)
- Jenks, David (1778 - 1818)
- Jenks, David (1808 - 1829)
- Knapp, Thomas (1758 - 1817)
- Lloyd, Davidus (1687 - 1687)
- Manifold, Henry (1757 - 1804)
- Morris, James (1693 - 1693)
- Peel, William (1820 - 1820)
- Smith, Richard (1754 - 1767)
|Dr Robert Knox|
|Little Gaddesden Church in about 1830|