A School Football Match on Bernards Heath, 1862

From the Herts Advertiser, 15th March 1862

When I was researching Bernards Heath, which was a area of common land frequently used for sports, especially cricket, this football match between the pupils of Claremont House School and St Albans Grammar School was the earliest reference I found in the Herts Advertiser.

Do you know of an earlier newspaper account of a Hertfordshire football match?

At the date the Herts Advertiser regularly included a local news section where each item was a single paragraph with a heading in capital letters, as shown here.

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