Colchester solicitors and auctioneers bat again in memory of First World War

Colchester solicitors and auctioneers bat again in memory of First World War

Colchester solicitors and auctioneers bat again in memory of First World War

Colchester solicitors and auctioneers bat again in memory of First World War

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AUCTIONEERS and solicitors have recreated the moment 100 years ago when their predecessors played a game of cricket, days before the First World War broke out.

On July 24, 1914, two teams gathered in Colchester’s Castle Park for a match.

Four days later, the Great War started and many of the players joined the Armed Forces.

One solicitor, Mr A E Sparling, did not return.

On Friday, representatives from Colchester law firms, auction houses, letting agencies and chartered surveyors held a memorial rematch.

The event raised money for soldiers’ charity the ABF and the Rob George Foundation, boosted by souvenir programmes, which raised £4,000 through advertising, a bar, barbeque and raffle.

See the Daily Gazette for more.

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