Cricketers: Bedser Twins

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1958
Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​Pubs_​7-3
Original Format Photo
Notes / History This picture shows the Bedser twins, Alec and Eric, with a Young's wagon. The twins
re-opened the Cricketers Pub in 1958 following its destruction by a bomb during the Blitz. Also present at the opening were Jim Laker and Andy Sandham.

One of the features of the new pub was acid-etched glass panels depicting
well-known cricketers in action.

The pub was originally called 'The White Swan' but the name was changed by 1823; It was leased by Young and Bainbridge in 1831 and bought by Young & Co. in 1881. It has since closed down.

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