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Hotel's darts team hit the target in the 1950s

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: August 18, 2014

The Peveril of the Peak Hotel darts team in 1952 with their trophies. George Hickmott is in the centre of the back row and his late father, Walter, is on the far left of the front row.

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THIS week we look at another successful Ashbourne darts team, pictured on their presentation night in the early 1950s.

The venue is the Peveril of the Peak Hotel in Thorpe and the team in the picture, which has lent to us by George Hickmott, is of the Peveril's own team, which played in the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Border League.

Mr Hickmott, of Derwent Gardens, who is pictured in the centre of the back row, thinks it was taken in 1952.

His late father, Walter Hickmott, who was a former steward of the Royal British Legion, is pictured on the left of the front row and the hostess, in the centre of the front row, is Mrs Smith.

Mr Hickmott said: "I can remember the night quite clearly. I think it was 1952 and we were a very successful team that year, which is why we had our picture taken with all the trophies.

"We'd won the league cup, the league championships cup and a trophy I think was called the Brownson's Cup."

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