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Fancy Dress Cricket Match in aid of the

Frenchay Parish Hall Building Fund - 1909

Frenchay Parish Magazine, July 1909: The Village Hall. At a meeting of the General Committee, held on June 21st, it was decided to accept the tender of Messrs E Clarke & Sons, of Fishponds, for building the Hall, the amount being 666, inclusive of heating. Among the amounts recently received by the Hon Treasurer was one of 4 8s 6d, the net result of tile Fancy Dress Cricket Match on Whit-Monday. Seldom has such a large crowd been seen on Frenchay Common, or so much amusement caused by a game of cricket. As far as we could make out, the "ladies" won the match, but the proceedings of players, umpires, and scorer were at times somewhat erratic. The costumes were both novel and elegant, and the music discoursed by certain members of the band was such as is not often heard. At any rate, it was all very good fun, and brought in the very satisfactory sum mentioned above.

[Photo kindly supplied by Hilda Adams.]