Fantastic London Open House event at the cricket pavilion

What a fantastic time we had today opening the cricket pavilion for London Open House Weekend.

The pavilion is usually used by members of the Mitcham Cricket Club (the other MCC!) and their guests, but today it was opened to the public free of charge.

We ran a couple of special events at the same time. Local author Keith Booth, a Surrey and England cricket scorer, signed copies of his book “Lives In Cricket: Tom Richardson – A Bowler Pure and Simple” before dashing off to take part in a cricket match.

Meanwhile a specially organised walk around the Cricket Green took in some local historic sights and culminated in a tea in the pavilion.

We also had a display of historic photographs and a rolling slideshow of interesting information about the pavilion and the cricket club.

Not to mention tea and cakes on tap!

We had lots of visitors, both local and from further afield. All in all a very good day.

You can see the photos we took on the day at our Flickr site here.