SP3165 : John Wisden (1826-1884)

taken 1 year ago, near to Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, Great Britain

John Wisden (1826-1884)
John Wisden (1826-1884)

The plaque on the side of The Cricketers SP3165 : The Cricketers reads:

JOHN WISDEN (1826-1884)

Cricketer and Almanack Publisher

A cricket ground was created near this spot in 1849 by John Wisden
and his friend and fellow-player, George Parr. Many important
matches were played here to large crowds. Wisden lived in the town
from 1848 to 1852. In 1850 he founded John Wisden & Co. probably
selling sporting equipment. They gave up the lease of the ground
in 1863. His obituary in his Almanack in the 1885 edition reads:

"A quiet, unassuming and thoroughly upright man. A fast
friend and generous employer. Beloved by his intimates and
employees and respected by all in whom he came in contact."
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 12 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure 
Person (from Tags)
John Wisden  George Parr 
Date (from Tags)
1826  1884  1849  1848  1852  1850  1863  1885 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3129 6551 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.2106N 1:32.5626W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3129 6551
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