Oxhey during the Great War
This information relating to Oxhey is extracted from the image. The full version is in the attached pdf file.
Frank Chester, of 73 Grover Road, Oxhey, was briefly a first-class cricketer before the war. In July 1917, he lost his right arm below the elbow so after the war he turned to umpiring, using an artificail arm to make the signals. He is said to have ‘raised umpiring to a higher level than had ever been known in the history of cricket’.
Thank you to Bushey Museum and Art Gallery for this wonderful project and for allowing us to share it on Our Oxhey.