Item #CL202-17 [Grasmere Sports, Lake District, UK]
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[Grasmere Sports, Lake District, UK]

c1900. Platinum photograph, photographer’s blind stamp on backing below image, 19.6 x 29.6cm. Slight foxing, laid down on original backing.

Blind stamp reads “C.G. Mason, Ambleside [Cumbria, North West England].” This photograph appears to have been taken in 1900 at Pavement End, prior to the venue being moved in 1904 to Broadgate Meadow, and in 1919 to its current location at Shed Field.

The Grasmere Lakeland Sports and Show has been held annually since 1868, albeit with pauses for two world wars. It includes a variety of sports, such as traditional Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, fell running and hound trails, as well as sheep dog displays, and other entertainment. Ref:

Item #CL202-17

Price (AUD): $1,100.00  other currencies

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