Explore #71: Lakenham Cricket Pavilion and grounds, Norwich, Norfolk – June 2014

History Lakenham cricket pavilion and grounds hosted cricket matches for over two hundred years. The ground was predominantly used by Norfolk County Cricket Club, who played over 400 Minor Counties Championship games there. The ground also hosted five first-class games between 1912 and 1986, all involving touring international sides, and 13 List A matches between 1969 and 1998. A large crowd turned out to watch the opening of the thatched pavilion on Wednesday June 10 1936 by Russell Colman, the…

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Explore #13: Pinebanks, Norwich, Norfolk – October 2013

Pinebanks was the former Norwich Union (now Aviva) Sports and Social Club, where dozens of sports clubs were based before its closure in 2008. The main building was built between 1880-1882, and was extended substantially in 1907. Current plans are for new homes to be built on the site, together with the usual developer’s bribes community benefits, such as a new skate park etc. This was a bit of a flying visit with some other local explorers, so the photos…

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