|PRIMROSE HILL BLACKWELL MW FC|
In this very occasional series the visit came about following an attempt to cover a local cricket match between Morton and Blackwell MW upon arrival the game had been called off due to the morning rain so a brisk 45 minute walk would see me arrive in nearby Blackwell.
|THE HEADSTOCKS FROM 'A' WINNING PIT|
|TURN RIGHT AT THE BLACKWELL HOTEL|
|SOUTH NORMANTON ATHLETIC FC VISABLE IN THE DISTANCE|
|PRIMROSE HILL GROUND FROM THE RIDGE|
|THE FULLY WALLED GROUND AT PRIMROSE HILL|
The cricket club celebrated their 125 year anniversary in 2015 and as far as I'm aware still play at the ground a ground that saw a tremendous record 9th wicket stand. Derbyshire County Cricket Club used Primrose Hill for county games and a game against Warwickshire in 1910 saw the home side needing this stand to deny defeat the of 283 was made amazingly in 3 hours between Derbyshire captain John Chapman and Arnold Warren.
The history is clearly there in this village but on a sleepy Sunday afternoon you had to scratch the surface to find it is disappointing to see the ground needing a lot of love nowadays.
|THE CHANGING ROOMS IN THE DISTANCE|
|COLLIERY ROAD SIDE OF THE GROUND|
|FORMER TURNSTILE ENTRANCE|
A dreamy quiet afternoons visit to Blackwell and a more than enjoyable drift back in to the times when Blackwell featured high on the sporting calendar.