Sites in the forest

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The sites, buildings, and other objects recorded in the Dean Forest Database and presented in these pages is an eclectic mix. The collection of records has grown in an organic way, as the individual records reflect the personal interests of the contributors. The only criterion for the choice of subject for inclusion in the database is historical relevance, although we would ultimately like to try to cover as broad a range of subjects and localities as possible, relevant to the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

The entries in the Database are categorised under the following subject headings:

Mines & Quarries; Transport; Industry; Agriculture and Forestry; Religion; Other Buildings

You can either use the "search" facility at the top of this page to find an entry, or browse through the whole collection, or 'filter by category' to narrow your browsing choice.

If you would like to add an entry to our Database, please complete the feedback form to send us a photograph of, and/or information, about any site, building or other object which is associated with the history of the Forest of Dean or Wye Valley.

Yorkley Star Cricket Pavilion

In 1937 the present Pavillion was opened by Sir Stanley W. Tubbs, chairman of the Playing Fields Association. Much of the credit for acquiring the pavilion was due to the tremendous effort of Mr. Jones. In 1936 he had organised a Fete which had raised £52, and it was through his representations that the Playing Fields Association had given the club a grant of £28 to reach the required target of £137-10s.The Pavillion was erected by Club volunteers The opening was a memorable event Gloucester CC brought a team to play a strengthened club eleven on 22nd April 1937. Amongst the County players were T. Goddard, J. Crapp and G. Emmett, all subsequently England players.


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