Fartown Updated.

 I previously wrote a blog post about the history of the Fartown Grounds at Huddersfield in January 2017, recently I started to sort through all the pictures I have taken over the years with the intention of sharing them here and on Clickasnap, this due to my decision to no longer use Flickr as a source of sharing my images. Todays set I have reworked is from the number I took at Fartown in June 2015. They can all be seen below or on Clickasnap where they are full size and Un-watermarked. To learn more about the history of the Fartown grounds please take a moment to view my previous post.

Taken from behind the post looking towards the scoreboard end - eastern

Originally a clock tower until vandalism called for a change, the cricket memorial
tower celebrates the Yorkshire cricketers George Herbert Hirst 1871-1954, Wilfred
Rhodes 1877-1973 and Schofield Haigh 1871-1921. All 3 were born within the modern day area of Huddersfield (Kirklees).

The former cricket ground was one of the homes for Yorkshire County Cricket
Club. They played the first game against Nottinghamshire CCC on the 28 August 1873, playing a total of 76 first class county cricket matches, the last beating Gloucestershire CCC by 67 runs on the 17 August 1955. The ground also hosted Yorkshire for 9 one day fixtures the first being against 
Sussex CCC on 1 June 1969 and the last on May 9 1982 against Worcestershire CCC.

The rugby ground viewed from the scoreboard end.

The overgrown high sided former northern terrace.

The ground viewed from the corner of the scoreboard ens and
northern terrace. The main stand would have stood opposite.

The former cricket pavilion, lying overgrown and seemingly

The overgrown scoreboard end.

Despite its historical significance to rugby league and cricket the grounds seem to be a shadow of their former selves, feeling a little unloved and neglected on the whole, the main playing surface looked like a fantastic spot to play the greatest game.

Thanks for looking and fell free to share, all the pictures remain the copyright of Colin Green.

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