EPW024935 ENGLAND (1928). The Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, 1928

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Title [EPW024935] The Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, 1928
Reference EPW024935
Date 6-October-1928
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Place name KENNINGTON
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 531020, 177722
Longitude / Latitude -0.11290423178623, 51.482770626244
National Grid Reference TQ310777

Pins

Archbishop Tenison's School, 08/04/2014

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Monday 24th of November 2014 09:03:22 AM
The Oval, 08/04/2014

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Monday 24th of November 2014 09:01:45 AM

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Wednesday 21st of November 2012 09:32:21 PM
Bowling Green Street

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Wednesday 21st of November 2012 09:31:26 PM
Harleyford Road

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Wednesday 21st of November 2012 09:30:03 PM
Harleyford Road

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Wednesday 21st of November 2012 09:29:34 PM
Kennington Park Road A3

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Wednesday 21st of November 2012 09:28:42 PM

User Comment Contributions

The Oval, 08/04/2014

Class31
Monday 24th of November 2014 09:02:30 AM
A view of the famous old cricket ground before it was encased by the blocks of flats about a decade later, along both sides of the Kennington Oval. During the 1950s and 1960s, it was never the prettiest of grounds, but this writer preferred The Oval to Lord's for the viewing of both county and Test matches. It's worth comparing this image to the one taken just prior to the outbreak of war in 1939, to identify the changes in the urban surroundings referred to above.

Kennington Oval suffered badly during the five years' bombing of London and at one time it was turned into a prisoner-of-war cage ready for any Nazi parachutists or other enemy intruders. The 1946 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack contains photographs of the ground when it looked more like a battlefield than the place where Len Hutton scored his record 364 in August 1938. However, the turf was soon restored and cricket was in full swing again during the '46 season.

John Swain
Wednesday 12th of June 2013 09:13:25 AM
What a great Photograph of the Oval, let's not forget how difficult it was to obtain such a still shot from the air

Paul Marks
Friday 3rd of May 2013 02:16:19 PM
These old cricket ground shots are a great record of the changes in layout, grandstands and press boxes that have transformed them over the years.

David Parry
Friday 3rd of May 2013 02:16:19 PM
To the right of the picture are the famous gas holders, no longer there now. Opposite them to the left clearly visible is Archbishop Tenison's Grammar School, now a comprehensive.

Derek Adams
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 07:10:04 PM