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Boys' cricket match at Ashfold, Sussex (1 of 2)
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Boys' cricket match at Ashfold, Sussex (1 of 2)

The images are of a boys cricket match played at Ashfold, Handcross on Whit Sunday in 1931. My 95-year-old father, Peter Brown, remembers playing cricket in the field on numerous occasions but does not recall who awarded the trophy they are holding.
My father can only identify the three boys on the left in the above picture. The boy at the back with his hands on hips is my uncle, James P Brown. In the foreground is Herbert “Donald” Hancock from Ashfold Farm, and the boy behind and to the left of him is my father.
Interestingly in the background you can see two old farm buildings belonging to Ashfold Farm. The farm gate at far left leads down to the gasometer (picture #2118) and further down to Cow Pond (picture #2045).
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Select Open Document to view a modern aerial view of the old cricket field to the east of the driveway to Ashfold Farm. At the top of the picture is the pair of Truckers Hatch Cottages. Centre left is North Lodge of the Ashfold estate, and at the bottom is Ashfold Farm.

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Picture added on 16 March 2018 at 20:03
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