Friends' Visit to Lord's Cricket Museum
Thursday 17 March
9am - 5.30pm
£60 (lunch and transport included)
Join us for an exclusive tour of original works and prints by G F Watts which are not usually on public display during a visit to the world's most famous cricket ground in St John's Wood, London.
Nicholas Wanostrocht, (1804-1876), known as Nicholas Felix, was a first class cricketer credited with inventing the Catapulta (a bowling machine) as well as India-rubber batting gloves. He also wrote a cricket manual, Felix on the Bat (1845), which was illustrated by his friend G F Watts. Watts had Adam East made a number of lithograph prints of his drawings illustrating the book.
The tour of Lord's will also include a walk through the legendary Long Room in the iconic Grade II listed pavilion as well as a viewing of the legendary Ashes urn (currently the focus of the England cricket team this summer), amid a fascinating collection of art and memorabilia.
To book a place, call 01483 813593 or click the link below.