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EPW016676 ENGLAND (1926). The London Electric Wire Company Works and environs, Leyton, 1926

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Details

Title [EPW016676] The London Electric Wire Company Works and environs, Leyton, 1926
Reference EPW016676
Date August-1926
Link
Place name LEYTON
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 537149, 187067
Longitude / Latitude -0.021044262820428, 51.565301969688
National Grid Reference TQ371871

Pins

Members' Stand and famous old scorebox on the Brewster Road side of the Army Sports Ground, Leyton, E.10.

John Swain
Tuesday 20th of February 2018 03:37:18 PM
The late-Victorian cricket pavilion on Crawley Road, Army Sports Ground, Leyton E.10, HQ of Essex CCC 1886-1933.

John Swain
Tuesday 20th of February 2018 03:34:23 PM
This is the Leyton County Ground and hosted several Essex County Cricket matches in the early 70's

Neil H
Monday 6th of May 2013 06:48:00 PM
This famous old ground was the home of Essex County Cricket Club from 1886 until 1933. In 1921 the ground was purchased by the Army Sports Control Board, so that the county club was relieved of its financial burden of a £10,000 mortgage, but it retained the right to play most of the home games here, with some matches located in Colchester and Southend. Wisden 1922 reports that Leyton never managed to bring the hoped-for prosperity to the club and throughout the cash-strapped 1920s, Essex expanded their grounds to include Ilford and Chelmsford. Despite problems in the middle part of the decade, Leyton remained the Headquarters of Essex County Cricket Club, even if the Hon.Secretary's address continued to be the Army Sports Ground, Leyton, London E.10, until the beginning of the 1930 season. Two years later, the club announced it had decided to relinquish the tenancy at Leyton and that future home matches would be played around the county: Brentwood, Chelmsford, Clacton, Colchester, Ilford, Southend, Maldon, Westcliff and Witham. In 1933, the ground at Leyton was bought by the Metropolitan Police and Essex played their fixtures elsewhere until a return to E.10, as guests, in 1957. Wisden 1958 contains a plan of the Leyton Ground on page 326. The final match at Leyton took place in 1977, a win over Glamorgan. As the late, great Trevor Bailey said at the time "our ugliest ground, but it had a certain, gnarled charm". In the March issue of "The Cricketer", John Lever (Essex & England) and Managing Editor, Huw Turbervill, write a fascinating account "Fashionably Leyton", in which there are plans to transform the old home of Essex County Cricket Club. Finally, it is gratifying to know that this valuable open space is still used for sports, including cricket, boxing, bowls and tennis.

John Swain
Tuesday 20th of February 2018 03:21:52 PM
This is Farmer Road School, later to be named George Mitchell School

Neil H
Monday 6th of May 2013 06:47:03 PM
Willow Brook Primary Nursery Unit formerly Church Road Infants School.

Historian
Friday 29th of June 2012 07:24:28 PM
Willow Brook Primary School formerly Church Road Junior School

Historian
Friday 29th of June 2012 07:21:49 PM

User Comment Contributions

I originally went to Dulwich Village Infants School for a few months before moving to Leyton where I went first to Church Road Infants School and then Church Road Junior School next door. I have highlighted them both in the photograph of the London Electric Wire Company. The schools have now changed their names to Willow Brook. After two years my family moved to Walthamstow and I continued at Greenleaf Junior School and then William McGuffie Secondary Modern School in Greenleaf Road. Wiliam McGuffie School had a local nickname of "Scruffy McGuffie". Most pupils including myself did not wear the school uniform as it was too expensive. I do not recall if the school had a motto but I often felt it should have been "Survive".

Historian
Friday 29th of June 2012 07:35:31 PM