Trent Bridge Cricket Ground 'REMEMBERING THE GREAT WAR'

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Photo:The Hospital pavillions at Trent Bridge

The Hospital pavillions at Trent Bridge

Trent bridge community Trust

Photo:Hospital staff

Hospital staff

Trent bridge community Trust

Photo:Cricket match between the Police and Special Constables in 1915

Cricket match between the Police and Special Constables in 1915

Trent bridge community Trust

A community showcase Tuesday 2 October 2018, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm



A community showcase at Trent Bridge cricket ground

Tuesday 2 October 2018, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Discover some fascinating local WW1 stories at this FREE, drop-in event in the historic Pavilion, a wartime hospital that cared for many wounded men.


*   Displays and activities by local heritage groups: Beeston & District Local History Society, Flintham Village Museum, Great War Study Group, Lifelines, the Mercian Regiment Museum, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Radcliffe-on-Trent WW1 Group, Royal British Legion, Ruddington Village Museum, Western Front Association and West Bridgford & District Local History Society

*    Short talks on a variety of interesting WW1 subjects

*    ‘Behind the scenes’ tours of the Pavilion, exploring some of the rooms where volunteer nurses cared for injured servicemen

*    A ‘Walk of Remembrance’ honouring the six NCCC cricketers who died in the war, featuring ‘There but not there’ silhouettes provided by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund.

(The silhouettes will be on various seats in front of the Pavilion, the only building at today’s Trent Bridge that the six players would have known.  While walking around the six silhouettes, the visitors will pause at each one while a NCCC staff member or volunteer pays tribute to a fallen cricketer-soldier, followed by a few moments of silent reflection.)


Light refreshments and licensed bar available.

On-street and Pay & Display parking available nearby.

NCT and TrentBarton services stop near the Pavilion; services every 3 to 5 minutes.



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Tuesday 2 October 2018

‘Ten minute talks’ in the Museum Room

11:20 am




Tracing six families




Rick Dizon and Geoff Prett, Heritage Volunteers at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club (‘NCCC ‘) will explain how and where they traced the relatives of the six former Notts cricketers who died in WW1


11:40 am




‘Nursing on the Home Front in WW1 in Radcliffe on Trent and West Bridgford’




Marion Caunt and Pauline Woodhouse from Radcliffe on Trent WW1 Group will talk about the Radcliffe Red Cross volunteer nurses and their work at the Trent Bridge Pavilion and Lamcote Auxiliary Hospitals


12:00 noon




‘Arthur Carr – cricketer and soldier’




Peter Wynne-Thomas, NCCC Historian, tells the story of one Notts player who served and survived


12:20 pm




‘Lifelines – Discovering your past’




David Wilkinson and Michael Headland describe the Lifelines group and what they have found out about their ancestors’ contribution to the First World War


12:40 pm




‘Ten things you (probably) didn’t know about the Royal British Legion and the Poppy Appeal’




Mark Smith, Community Fundraiser for the Royal British Legion, outlines some little known facts about the fundraising for the Poppy Appeal, and the services it supports


1:05 pm




The Walk of Remembrance




Join representatives from Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club as they pay tribute to the six former NCCC players who died in WW1, pausing at

‘There but not there’ silhouettes provided by the Armed Forces Covenant

1:40 pm




‘What are Pip, Squeak and Wilfred?’




Tim Chamberlin of the Western Front Association explains the origins of the medals which many family members received, and will give some examples of how the war affected Nottingham


2:00 pm




‘Flintham and the Great War: Connecting the past and the present’




Susan Clayton from Flintham Village Museum describes how volunteers researched village life during the Great War and recreated some events which took place at Flintham from 1913 to 1919


2:20 pm




‘Remembering the Pavilion Hospital’




Mike McNamara explains what the NCCC Heritage Volunteers have discovered about the volunteer-run hospital that occupied both Pavilions – and what they are still trying to find out


2:40 pm




‘West Bridgford during the Great War’




Brian Binns of the West Bridgford & District Local History Society describes life in West Bridgford during WW1, as reflected in the newspapers of the day


3:00 pm




‘Baseball, beauty contests and Baden Powell’




Steve LeMottee, Heritage Officer at NCCC, reveals what happened on the Trent Bridge pitch while the County Championship was suspended



Our World War One commemorations are supported   by Nottinghamshire County Council,

Sporting Heritage, The Art Fund and the Armed Forces   Covenant Fund.

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