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A group of women playing field hockey at the company's recreation ground situated at Aspley Lane.

Player's provided sports facilities for its workers at a site at Aspley Lane. Built in 1906, the Recreation Ground, or the Rec as it was known, was a…

Steve describes the sports facilities and sports played by Player's employees at the Rec, the recreation ground provided and maintained by John Player & Sons.

Steve Needham describes how he worked at Player's whilst playing football for Nottingham Forest and Notts County football clubs in the late 1960s. Later in his life, playing for Player's sides allowed him to rediscover his love for football after…
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