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The Eton and Harrow Match at Lord's 1895:
Luncheon interval - photograph

THE ETON AND HARROW MATCH AT LORDS 1895: LUNCHEON INTERVAL.

One crowded hour of glorious life at the Eton and  Harrow cricket match which is always played at Lord's in July, is worth an age without a name to most public school boys. The smartly-dressed relatives and friends of the boys at Eton and Harrow flock in crowds to the headquarters of the M.C.C., and every seat is occupied. The scene is gayest during the luncheon interval, when the sward is thronged as our picture shows, and those who have been puzzling out the game which they imperfectly understand are free to enjoy themselves. No cricket match throughout the season is more keenly contested than this annual fixture. In  1895 it may be remembered, the game was drawn, though generally in favour of Eton. The stands shown in the view are those on the north side of Lord's.

source: The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896