Street, Charles

Charles Street was Head Groundsman at the Rectory Field, the home of Blackheath Football Club and formerly Kent County Cricket Club. Charles's brother, father and grandfather had all been groundsman. The Street family played a significant role in the history of cricket and rugby in this area of south west London.

Charles' father, George, started working for Blackheath Cricket Club as a bowler during net practice and became the club groundsman in 1890. He was personally asked by Charles Marriot, Secretary of the Rugby Football Union and former Captain of Blackheath to lay the ground at Twickenham when it opened in 1909. George's own father, also called George, had been the head groundsman at the Oval Cricket Ground.

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