Many thanks to Terry Hibbert for sending this photo, taken some time before 1881 at Croxton Park races. Terry writes: “I know it must be prior to that date as John Hibbert (stout chap at the back in top hat) died in 1881. He was my great-grandfather. The photo may have appeared in the Nottingham Guardian originally – I’ll try to find out.
The Hibberts were a Nottingham family, much into sports such as racing, coursing, even bare fist knuckle fighting. Charlie Hibbert had interests in Nottingham racecourse and, we think, Leicester too. He had several good racehorses and was well known in the racing fraternity.
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There’s quite a lot of information on this website about Croxton Races. Click here to view.