Friends Of Sandys To Hold Cup Match Walkabout

June 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

Friends of Sandys will hold an Emancipation Cup Match walkabout in Somerset, with guided walks on July 7 and July 13 covering historic sites and stories related to Emancipation and Cup Match.

A spokesperson said, “There will be an Emancipation Cup Match walkabout held in Somerset next month, taking people on a route which will include sites which tell the stories of yesteryear.

“Friends of Sandys welcome members of the public to share in an Emancipation Cup Match walkabout in Somerset. One Saturday morning and one Sunday morning walk is planned for July 7 and July 13, with July 21 as a rain date in the event that there is inclement weather on one of the mornings.

Friends of Sandys Emancipation Cup Match Bermuda June 2024

“The walks will begin at 8:00am sharp at Springfield, Somerset, a Bermuda National Trust Property, and ought to be concluding by 10:00am. The group of Friends will remain available to answer questions at the conclusion of the walks.

“The route will include sites which tell stories of yesteryear; times pre-emancipation; the story of Emancipation Day and Cup Match observances from 1834 to 1947; the story of the Friendly Society in Somerset, which was directly involved in the creation of Cup Match; the story of the earliest years and locations of the Somerset Cricket Club; the story of the first Cup Match; the story of the relationship between West End Primary School, the Somerset Cricket Club, and Cup Match; and a few highlights of Somerset Cricket Club’s more recent Cup Match history, bringing us to the 122nd anniversary of the annual Cup Match Classic in 2024.

“Parking will be at the Warren Simmons Community Field. Please then walk to Springfield, just north of the Market Place on the eastern side of Somerset Road. All are asked to bring sufficient water for self-refreshment along the walking route.

“See you there. For more information, e-mail” divider line 2039852

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