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1868: Mitchell's new toothless smile

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

We are sorry to notice that our famous and esteemed old cricketer Mr John Mitchell, has had an accident, which if it has not disfigured him has almost rendered him toothless. He was struck in the face by a ball while playing at Bolney, and the force of the blow knocked  out two of his few remaining front teeth, and he has since been obliged to have a third extracted. It is singular that the teeth could not be found, although a strict search was made, and he supposes he must have swallowed them.

Tunbridge Wells Journal, 6 August 1868

Contributed by Malcolm Davison.

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