Old age is not a new phenomenon

Possibly taken at Bidbury Mead, Bedhampton. Can anyone recognise this cricket team? Les Pond is fourth from right standing.

Can you name the players and the locations of these two teams?

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One reads that we are living longer today than ever.

But, as ever, there is nothing new under the sun.

The Rev P Mason, of Petersfield, sent me a copy of the Daily Mirror dated November 21, 1929, which includes a short item telling of a Mrs Russell, of Fareham.

On that day she celebrated her 106th birthday.

Yes, she was born in 1823.

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