The Inaugural Neville Cardus Lunch took place on Wednesday April 3rd at Emirates Old Trafford.
Around 50 people were present to listen to speeches about the great Cricket and music critic including representatives from Lancashire CCC and The Halle.
There was time to listen to a recording of Neville being interviewed and a special Menu was produced showing some of the cartoons he drew.
Michael Kennedy the former Sunday Telegraph music critic gave a speech on the Neville he knew, and there was a special toast on what would have been Neville Cardus’ 125th birthday!
The Cardus Archive was on display for people to peruse, and the purpose of the archive is to keep the name of Neville Cardus alive and his writings on cricket and music in the public eye.
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The lunch launched the Nevlle Cardus Archive which will be held in the new pavilion and is a large collection of letters, original manuscripts relating to Neville Cardus. It is hoped that will become a annual event on April 3rd – Neville's birthday.
The lunch was organised by Rev Malcolm Lorimer and Bob Hilton who look after the archive and they can be contacted at email@example.com (Malcolm Lorimer) or firstname.lastname@example.org