Hamlet Nicholson

Born in Rochdale in 1810, Nicholson's fame flows from the fact that he patented and manufactured the compound cricket ball that is still used in the modern game of cricket. As his gravestone opposite indicates, Nicholson lived to be 89 years of age dying on June 17, 1899. He was buried in the churchyard of St. Chad's, the Rochdale Parish Church.

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