Camping – Day 1 (Eyam – St. Lawrence’s Church – Harry Bagshaw)

This grave is located in St. Lawrence’s Church in Eyam, marking the life of Harry Bagshaw who lived from 1859 to 1927. According to Wikipedia, as let’s face it I’m not really a cricket expert, he was a first-class cricketer for Derbyshire and he was also a cricket umpire. He was born in Foolow, a village just outside of Eyam and his gravestone is an impressive affair with some cricketing imagery. During his lifetime he worked as a lead miner and his gravestone has the words:

“For when that one great scorer comes
To write against your name
He writes – not that you won or lost
But how you played the game”