125th anniversary family fun day – Sunday 14 July
You’re very welcome to share our anniversary celebrations of the wonderful history of the Jesmond Ground.
FIRST MATCH ANNIVERSARY 14 July: family fun day. Bring a picnic – or treat yourself at the BBQ. Victorian cocktails, Lammas ales and a children’s cricket corner. Gates open at 11.30. Entry free.
12 noon: St George’s DRAGONS will take on Jesmond WASPS to mark the fact that BOTH organisations are celebrating 125 years since they were created.
1.40: anniversary celebrations announced by the Town Crier, which includes a presentation, photos and a “blessing of the stumps”. Please pray for sun! – but the event will take place rain or shine, we shall take our picnics indoors if necessary.
2pm: Cup cricket – Newcastle CC vs Benwell Hill
This event follows a three day celebration with West Jesmond School – DAY ONE saw 700 pupils at the school in Victorian costume, an assembly involving the BBC’s Sharuna Sagar, time travel with Victorian cricketers and a HUGE birthday cake!. DAYS TWO AND THREE at the club included coaching, a Discovery Trail, activities and a picnic. Big thanks to the scores of teachers, parents and club volunteers who made it a fantastic three days.
ROLL OF HONOUR NOMINATIONS – A reminder that we’re celebrating the people whose wonderful commitment has allowed us to benefit from our special “green space”, 125 years later. Your proposals have already come in, it would be appreciated if any additional ideas could be sent ideally by end June (although the final deadline is end July). Forms are in the Bar and also here
ENGLISH HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 12 and 13 September
Displays, Discovery Trail, the new Audio Guides to the Memorial Benches, plus children’s activity packs including the Cricket Dice game which has been revived after one of our visitors last year told us about it.
An Anniversary Celebration takes place 12 noon to 2pm on Friday 13 September, including the announcement of the initial Roll of Honour. Tickets costing £5 are now available – form here – please feel free to email email@example.com or phone 0191 281 0746 for more details.
There’s lots more info on all our Heritage pages.