DAVID ARNOLD - Cricket played at Cold Stone Bottom!

From the Lewes Journal of Monday 30th July 1784: “Notice is hereby given that a foot-race will be run on the Henfield Common on the 12th of August between Mr Thomas Hewat of Henfield and Mr Flint of Ifield for a prize of 60 Guineas.

“Likewise a Game of Cricket will be played the same day, the Gentlemen of the Downs between Shoreham and Lewes Rivers and the Gentlemen of Henfield, Woodmancote, Horsham and West Grinstead for 22 Guineas each match.”

A return cricket match was later played at Cold Stone Bottom, Hove.

The site became better known as the “Goldstone” where Brighton & Hove Albion played football for so many years.