Sunday, 5 July 2009

Cricket in Roberts Park


Saltaire Park (now Roberts Park) was created on the north side of the river, to provide an area of open space where Salt's workers and their families could walk and play - though the many rules ensured this was done in a disciplined and socially-ordered way. Opened in 1871, a third of the 14-acre Park was given over to the cricket ground, home of the Saltaire Cricket Club. The Cricket Club was established in 1869 and cricket is still played regularly here, a sight more or less unchanged for 138 years.


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