The Rec, Part III

After Chivers had donated another field to expand the recreation ground, the Badcock Trustees had enough money to build a cricket pavilion (on the site of the present one). It soon became obvious that this was a facility that many organisations in the village wanted to use, and a Village Concerts Committee was formed, which eventually raised sufficient funds for a billiard room and kitchen.

Grazing stock was a convenient but messy way of keeping the cricket outfield short. After the war Chivers kindly loaned their gang-mowers. A series of gymkhanas and other events were held to finance the levelling of the ground and wicket, as well as providing two tennis courts and some playground equipment. The rest of the money was provided by the local education authority.

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