The field as it once looked|
(picture from SWOP website)
The playing field today
Originally cricket and football were played on farmland belonging to Mr Smith. This later became the recreation ground in the centre of the village.
Football moved to Wilks Park but cricket remained. Eventually the recreation ground had no space for cricket and this along with the junior football team had to be moved elsewhere.
This corner site proved an ideal spot to relocate to.
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