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A Unique Photographic Record of Matlock & District, 1910-1915, and World War One Soldiers

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Place: Matlock
Property / Street / Road: Matlock Working Men's Club
Date: May 1914
Description/Historical Information: The young man is Reg Ward, who was killed in the First World War.
Reg is shown here with two of the trophies he had won in pre-WW1 billiard maches and competitions. On the wall behind him is a poster for an upcoming billiard match (750 UP) that was to be held on Wednesday, 20th May 1914. The contestants were Mr. R. Ward and Mr. G. W. Spencer of Matlock Bank. Spencer was to be featured in the High Peak News later in the year. He was only 16 years of age and was already a promising billiards player.
Further information
elsewhere on this site:
See Matlock & Matlock Bath : The War Memorials.
Lists Through the Centuries: Men Serving King and Country, 1914
Also see VLA5179
Image Reference: VLA5189
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