Walthamstow Cricket Club are holding a special Beer Festival to celebrate their 150th birthday. The Beer Festival will run from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July.
Walthamstow Cricket Club was founded in June 1862, and has been going ever since. There is a really quite wonderful history of the first hundred years of the Cricket Club compiled by a Mr S. A. Couzens in May 1962 on the Club’s website. The first match was between Walthamstow and Upminster, played on 17 June 1862 on Church Common, near St Mary’s Church. Upminster tonked Walthamstow, with a winning margin of 80 runs. However, on 22 July 1862, Walthamstow visited Upminster with a beefed up batting line-up, and roared to a 29-run victory.
Anyway, I digress. The Beer Festival is open from 4pm on Friday 29 June, and from Midday on Saturday 20 June and Sunday 1 July. There is live music on the Friday and Saturday, a pub quiz on the Sunday, and of course, on the Saturday and Sunday there will also be some cricket to watch.
Entrance is £5 each day, £3 to CAMRA members, and that includes a commemorative glass. The Club can be found at 48a Greenaway Avenue, E17 3QN, not too far from Wood Street station. More details on the event are on the Walthamstow Cricket Club website here.