From the Advertiser archives - June 11 edition

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In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago

June 12, 1915

Dear Sir - As an old Rugbeian I am taking the liberty of appealing through your columns for old cricket balls for the wounded soldiers of this hospital. There are about 50 of us here, including a dozen who were prisoners of war in Germany, but have been returned totally disabled. Most of us are able to enjoy a ‘knock up’. We have plenty of bats, stumps and pads, but are sadly in need of balls. If anyone has a few to spare they would be thankfully received. AJG Hands, Cedar Law Hospital, North End Road, Hampstead.

June 12, 1915

Dear Sir - As an old Rugbeian I am taking the liberty of appealing through your columns for old cricket balls for the wounded soldiers of this hospital. There are about 50 of us here, including a dozen who were prisoners of war in Germany, but have been returned totally disabled. Most of us are able to enjoy a ‘knock up’. We have plenty of bats, stumps and pads, but are sadly in need of balls. If anyone has a few to spare they would be thankfully received. AJG Hands, Cedar Law Hospital, North End Road, Hampstead.

June 7, 1990

Better known for talking about music rather than writing it, the man responsible for Rupert Brooke’s 1990 revival is celebrity Mike Read. And with a former Rugby School boy in the title role, the new musical Young Apollo looks certain for success. Taking a break from rehearsals and relaxing in his Surrey garden, Mike talked to Advertiser reporter Zoe Ashton about his latest venture, which opened at the Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead on Tuesday.