War is declared
County Ground during First World War
Do you have a photograph showing the County Ground during the First World War? We do not have one in the collection.
According to Peter Roebuck in From Sammy to Jimmy the County Ground and buildings were’ lent to the military authorities for training purposes’ and ‘only by a narrow squeak had Somerset stopped its ground being ploughed up and used as a vegetable patch’. The fire brigade used it as a parade ground and later on it was damaged by Australian heavy artillery, and soldiers camped out in tents.
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