IX Open Internacional d'escacs
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walk found us on Eyes Meadow, the home of Duffield Cricket Club. The scoring position was high on the pavilion balcony and, looking ahead across the ground, there was a lovely view of St Alkmund's Church.
suspect that not many 13 year olds these days would be overly excited about a trip to Duffield but, for me, it was a venture into what was generally thought to be a very posh area, and I really wanted to see it. We played there every year on the bank holiday Monday at the end of August. I lived on Osmaston Road, Derby, at the top of Regent Street and it was only a short walk down to the station to meet the team. A very short train journey took us to Duffield, then a relatively short Adidas Zx Flux Black With White Stripes
the game progressed, I could also watch the inter city express trains roar by, often headed by Jubilee class locomotives. At full speed, they were a magnificent sight, with the glow from the firebox, the smoke, the steam and all the visible moving parts. One afternoon during a very dry spell, the sparks from an engine firebox ignited the grass on a 50 yard stretch of the embankment and trains were delayed for a while until the fires were extinguished. A recent visit to the cricket club revealed that a line of tress has now matured, screening the railway line from the cricket ground and that the M.
ms that the Ashby Hastings captain knew of our travel plans and had phoned the station to prevent us completing the journey. So, instead, we waited for the next train back to Derby and we all went home. It couldn't happen now. More often than not, these journeys involved a considerable hike from the station Adidas Flux Purple to the ground carrying all the kit, but no one seemed to mind. All my train and bus fares were paid, I was always given a free tea with cake, a bottle of pop and a packet of crisps outside a pub in the evening and, not only that, I was paid a whole shilling (5p) for my efforts. I had, indeed, found paradise.
To the left, there was a tree covered hillside and, to the right, the main line railway embankment was in full view. As Adidas Zx Flux Adv Xeno
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