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Headingley Cricket Ground


Headingley Cricket Ground
Description:
Undated. Home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club and world famous Test Match venue. View of a large audience in the pavillion and terraces surrounding the cricket pitch. None of the play can be seen. In November 1913, two suffragettes were arrested for attempted arson at Headingley Stadium, during the week of prime minister Herbert Asquith's visit. The 'Headingley Two', a dark haired woman of about twenty-five and her accomplice a 'girlish figure in green cap and sports jacket' appeared in court. Evidence used against them included postcards stating 'NO VOTE, NO SPORT, NO PEACE-FIRE, DESTRUCTION, DEVASTATION' and one addressed to Asquith himself: 'We are burning for votes for women". The two ladies also made complaints against several Armley Goal warders for using violence to obtain finger prints. Information taken from Leonora Cohen press cutting book at Abbey House Museum.

User Comments:

Name:
michael mcguinness

Comment:
When I lived on the Astons I could see Kirkstall ground lights on.

Email:
michael_1938@live.co.uk

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
This must be pre - Second World War Two. Look at the bowler hats and straw-boaters that some of the men are wearing. There isn't a spare seat. Does Headingley get crowds like this, these days (2007)?

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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