One could say we had a field day on May 24th when the topic for the afternoon was “Sport”. Indeed one poem was about a school Sports Day, and another about a country show. Cricket won the count with five poems related to this game, including, of course, Newbolt’s “Vitai Lampada”, the breathless hush and all that.
Next came golf and tennis ( and yes, Betjeman featured in both of these), while after that came a parade of sports familiar and ingenious.
We were treated to: an exciting game of ping pong, a memorable defeat at baseball, sea skating, bull fighting, croquet and curling to mention but a few. By the end of the day we were exhausted but had been thoroughly entertained.