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Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club – Donkey and Sheep – Grass Court Maintenance in the 1890s

We would not normally think of associating Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club with donkeys, but back in the 1890s Fitzwilliam bought a donkey! The minutes of the Fitzwilliam committee meeting on Wednesday 15th April 1891 record: Resolved “That the Ground Committee be authorised to purchase a Lawn Tennis ground mower and a donkey to draw same, for the grass courts and to make all arrangements with reference thereto”.


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