Historic letters revealed at Open Days
More than two dozen letters pledging funds to buy the Jesmond Ground went on view for the first time at the Heritage Open Days to mark the 125th anniversary of the Jesmond Ground.
A hand-written letter from Earl Grey pledges £500 and chats frankly about his doubts about the prospects for cricket in the North East. And legal letters reveal the hard bargaining to buy the ground from the Constabulary.
Displays at the English Heritage Open Days told the story of the ground from the very first match on 14 July 1888, to the present day. There were also family activities, a Discovery Trail and new audio guides.
MORE DETAILS OF THE JESMOND GROUND HERITAGE PROJECT: here.