Imperial Hotel, Quoits Ground
23 Nov 2023
NEHL - A quoits set-up was located at the Imperial Hotel (Imperial Arms) from at least 1890, when matches were hosted by the landlord Mr T Battensby. The set-up had clay ends with 10 yards distance. Mr Battensby charged a gate fee for those who wished to attend.
A yard is illustrated on the 1890s map of the area, so matches were certainly held at the rear of the site.
Ordnance Survey, 1896
The Imperial Arms is the 3rd building on the left, next to the Public Dispensary. Note the large urine deflector in the corner. Unknown original source.
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