The romance of Trent Bridge, like most great romances in English history, began not in a flowery meadow or by a babbling brook. It began in a pub. William Clarke fell in love with the landlady of the Trent Bridge Inn – and a year after marrying her and moving in around 1837, he’d started hosting cricket matches in the field around the back.
Today, that field is one of the most famous and beautiful cricket grounds in the world. A place replete with magic moments in history, old-world character and all the love and attention-to-detail that goes into keeping both alive.