My name is David Knight and I am researching my family members' life stories.

William George Knight, my great grandfather, was a prominent businessman around the turn of the last century, owning the 'Shoulder of Mutton' public house and hotel on Bridge Street and a poultry, game and fish mart at 47 Fisherton Street.

Salisbury Journal: Salisbury Cricket Team c. 1920

Of course, the shop still remains, in a different guise, because it had Grade II listed status. It has a unique façade in Poole Pottery.

The reason why I am writing is that a cousin (who I had not seen in 40 years) has given me a photograph of a cricket team in Salisbury.

I would suggest this was taken c.1920 but I am not sure. I would like to please ask, through the columns of your newspaper, whether any of your readers would know of the location and team.

Local historians may have some idea.

I would imagine that William George, who is positioned sitting in the centre of the front row with the dog to his left (he never seemed to have a photograph taken without his beloved dogs) was a non playing member of the club. At this time, he might have been club chairman, being so centrally positioned.

Salisbury Journal: 47 Fisherton Street

William George Knight was an accomplished field sportsman, regularly winning trophies for fishing, shooting and hare coursing - an activity now banned. He died in 1932 at the age of 84 years.

I look forward to hearing any outcome from your readers and would appreciate a copy of the edition in which it appears.

David Knight

Lower Bristol Road, 


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