Above is a picture of the grave of Albert Neilson Hornby. He was nicknamed Monkey Hornby, and was one of the best known sportsmen in England during the nineteenth century. He was the the first of only two men to captain England at both rugby and cricket. He was also the England cricket captain whose side lost the Test match which gave rise to the Ashes in 1882.
His grave is in St Mary’s churchyard at Acton, less than two miles from Nantwich museum.
You can read more about the Hornby family in a booklet that is available in our shop.