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Getty photographs from the 1930s

Getty Images have these photos in the Getty archive from the heyday of stoolball in the 1930s, when there were four times as many clubs in right across England as there are today.

The man largely responsible for this success was Major W W Grantham, founder of the forerunner to Stoolball England, the Stoolball Association for Great Britain. Grantham’s other passion was the traditional Sussex smock which he’s wearing the first photo.