Laurie Lee Centenary

Today is the centenary of the birth of the author Laurie Lee.

Last week we had the great privilege to make a commemorative bench for him which was installed at sheepscombe cricket club.

The ground has to be one of the most glorious grounds in the country.

Laurie Lee

Laurence Edward Alan “Laurie” Lee, who was better known as Laurie Lee was an English poet, novelist and screenwriter, who was brought up in the village of Slad and went to the Central Boys’ School, Stroud, Gloucestershire. His most famous work was an autobiographical trilogy which consisted of Cider with Rosie (1959), As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) and A Moment of War (1991).

Laurie Lee was a keen supporter of the Sheepsombe Cricket Club and his uncles were regular players. He bought the ground in 1971 to help ensure the future of the club.