Peter Wynne-Thomas, Trent Bridge’s stalwart librarian and historian, has sadly passed away at the age of 86.
A former architect by trade and a published author and researcher of significant repute, Peter has served Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club since 1971, forming the library at Trent Bridge seven years later.
Boasting 15,000 books and in excess of 10,000 other items including letters, photographs, trophies and clothing, the library has grown to be the second largest collection of its kind in the world under Peter’s stewardship. It was named The Wynne-Thomas Library in his honour in 2015.
It was also the base from which Peter became a much loved and admired member of the Trent Bridge off-field team, as well as contributing to the education of many local school children and enjoying a three-decade stint as Chairman of the Nottingham Cricket Lovers’ Society.
Affectionately known by his colleagues as ‘Whizz’, Peter enjoyed a term as the club’s President in 2016 and 2017 and was the richly deserving recipient of a British Empire Medal for services to cricket and the community in Nottingham in the Queen’s New Year Honours List in 2019.
Throughout this evening’s Vitality International T20 between England and Pakistan at Trent Bridge, the Nottinghamshire flag will fly at half-mast above the Hound Road Stand.
Our thoughts are with Peter’s friends, family and in particular his wife, Edith, at this immensely difficult time.