Soccer on horseback at Clumber

THIS week’s Archive Corner picture shows a novel game of ‘football’ at Clumber Show.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 3rd October 2011, 10:45 am

The photo dates from the early part of the 20th century when Clumber Park was owned by the Duke of Newcastle.

It is included in a book called Bygone Bassetlaw, published by Bassetlaw Council in 1983.

The book has been loaned to the Worksop Guardian by reader George Gauntley, 68, of Howard Street, Dinnington.

He said: “It belonged to my aunt who lived at Granville Street, Laughton.”

Clumber Park is over 3,800 acres and contains the longest double avenue of lime trees in Europe, extending over three miles.

The park was originally left to the people of Worksop by the Duke of Newcastle. It was bought by the National Trust in 1946.

There are more than 20 miles of cycle routes surrounding the man-made serpentine lake, a visitor centre, shops and restaurant, which uses fresh ingredients from the walled kitchen garden.

The Gothic style Clumber Chapel of St Mary the Virgin was built between 1886 and 1889 and its 180-foot spire rises up above the lawns leading down to the lake.

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