Nottingham Cricket Club and D.H. Lawrence

03 Sept. Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham, UK

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Thanks to Vinsun Taccode, I visited Nottingham Cricket Club, spent some precious time in the novelist D.H. Lawrence’s birthplace and Heritage Centre in Eastwood, and also visited Leicestershire, specially the Kerala restaurant Kayal! Thanks also to Mr Prakash for his extensive, cordial hospitality!

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My favourite Model Erica D’Souza, VinSun’s daughter!

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–>She, ;again!

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–> These few are for you Peter O’Sullivan SJ, for your passion of cricket, …

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–> And Peter, for those lively, insightful discussions we used to have on cricket!

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–> The same little, beautiful cricket ground!

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–> Except that it does not carry is loud name-board!

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–> All these Trent-Bridge Cricket Ground (Nottingham) photographs were made possible by the extreme kindness of that one lady-security guard! Thank you so much!

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–> When there seemed no door to be opening for us, this lady security guard came like an angel, vibrating well with our zeal for cricket!

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–>Well, it was not the time or day to the Trent-Bridge cricket ground! They take tourists on Guided Tours of the cricket ground (and earn some money also!) But that was the only day and hour we had at hand! I could not visit Nottingham anymore for any reason! Doesn’t it make sense?

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–> Earlier, we literally knocked every door and every gate at the stadium! Everybody said, ‘no! you can click from outside!’

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–>But this lady said, “Ok, but only for a minute! Don’t go inside!”

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–>Then, she accompanied us, she also clicked our photographs in the backdrop of the ground!

 

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–>And then, showed us the Dressing Rooms of the rival teams. “See, this is the Indian Dressing Room, when they come to play here!” she pointed up (The above picture, your right hand side)

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–>Yours Truly, at Trent Bridge, below the Dressing Rooms of Cricket teams

 

 

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–> Mr Materblaster VinSun Taccode!

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–>Materblaster with his Model Daughter!

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–>One of the focus lights

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–>and the focus of all the lights!

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–>On the previous evening, it was late, and the sites were closed! But we went once again on 31 Aug., and were not disappointed at all!

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–>Erica at the DHL Heritage Centre

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–> D.H. Lawrence (DHL) Birthplace, where he was born in 1885, and lived for two more years!

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–>The poster display on DHL

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The coal-miner’s son, was not permitted to follow suit; his mother, Lynda, ensured her children took a different route! And she succeeded!

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–> The learning devices of that age: slates, in DHL’s house

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–>At the DHL Heritage Centre, wearing his hat!

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–>In DHL’s hat

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–>Vincy in DHL’s hat

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–>Our Model was excited to be seen in varieties of angles and sizes and shapes at the Heritage Centre mirror!

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–>The last message by DHL to his love Jessie! 

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–>Chronology

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–>I was quite amused with their expressions, truly!

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–>Vincy is the culprit, who caught me red-handed!

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–>DHL’s many Loves!

 

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–>The family’s bedroom

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–>Our tour guide, and passionate DHL fan John

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–>The green plastered wall, the not-too-poor-a-family could afford! That also must have caused their ill health?

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–>The room had quite a few unwanted things: bedbugs, mice, etc! If you saw with that magnifying glass, you would feel the horror!

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–>Typical hat of the age, probably DHL’s elder brother wore when he worked and earned some money! Indicates the family rising fortunes.

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–>The tub! “Throw the baby out with the water” heard of it? Here is an insight into that age’ bathing practices: miners’ families bathing in such little tubs! The water would get dirty soon! and you know you could throw even an elephant with the bathing water, unwittingly!

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–>Nice little kitchen! Fire keeps burning! With the one sackful of free coal the mine-workers would get/month

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–>The dining place

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–>The washing room which was well utilised on every Monday:–>

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–>The dryer–> VinSun and his daughter found it out, it was not at all easy to dry clothes! Such a painful exercise, women had to do every Monday!

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–>Probably the most controversial book by DHL

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–>Victoria Street view – 8aVictoria Street is DHL’s birthplace

 

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