St Johns Wood, London. 1975<br />
Eton College schoolboys have been playing cricket since at least the 1720s and played Westminster School at Tothill Fields in the 1790s. In the early 20th centuary the Eton v Harrow match was a two day affair, and in 1914 was attended by over 38,000 people. It was very much part of the English Social Season where society and cricket mingled, parents and their friends brought their own refreshment and eventually this turned in a one huge society picnic. The game in more recent times very often attracts more spectators than a first class county match. Picnicking during the lunch break is still popular and fun.
PICNIC LORDS CRICKET GROUND LONDON 1970S
St Johns Wood, London. 1975
Eton College schoolboys have been playing cricket since at least the 1720s and played Westminster School at Tothill Fields in the 1790s. In the early 20th centuary the Eton v Harrow match was a two day affair, and in 1914 was attended by over 38,000 people. It was very much part of the English Social Season where society and cricket mingled, parents and their friends brought their own refreshment and eventually this turned in a one huge society picnic. The game in more recent times very often attracts more spectators than a first class county match. Picnicking during the lunch break is still popular and fun.

Filename: Eton Harrow School Cricket Match London 1970s Uk 1106082017.jpg
Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 25 Aug 2014
Location: London Greater London United Kingdom
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