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Flashback Friday: Rugby, England

We had been road tripping through Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and even managed a quick dash to Wales but today we were headed to spend a couple of days with my family in Norfolk. We needed to return the Zedbra van in London the following day.

We began our drive across the country to Norfolk, planning two stops along the way. Our morning stop would be in Warwickshire where we were both interested in seeing the town for which one of our favourite sports is named. We knew Mady's daughter (currently an international-level player) and the members of the local rugby club I frequented, would be very interested in anything we could share.

Rugby is a market town near the River Avon in eastern Warwickshire. Rugby School for boys originated in the mid-1500s and by the 1800s had earned an impressive reputation. It is this school that is credited as the place where, in 1823, the game of rugby was invented by a young student, William Webb Ellis.

It is said that William Webb Elliot "in flagrant disregard for the rules of football" picked up