The Fundraising and Conservation of Harry Gem’s Scrapbook

@MajorGem invented #LawnTennis 👏 with his friend #Spanish merchant and trader @AugurioPerera @ 8 Ampton Road, a house called: ” Fairlight” on the extensive Lawn in the back garden of 8 Ampton Rd, @Edgbaston in 1858…..they called their #LawnTennis #game “Pelota” after the #Catalan game with the same name……that’s why #Birmingham NEVER GETS THE CREDIT for inventing the game of #Tennis…..@Wimbledon has and had NOTHING to do with the genesis of that quintessentially #English game of @LawnTennis @keithbracey

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