In years past, Friday night’s softball game has been a fun competition between Londonderry’s Police and Fire Departments. However, this year’s game will have a twist in that it will fuel the longstanding rivalry between the towns of Londonderry and Derry.
The first settlers of the area arrived in New Hampshire in 1719 and established the community of Nutfield. This tract of land eventually became the towns of Londonderry, Derry, Windham, along with the Derryfield neighborhood of Manchester. During this time of early settlement, the towns of Londonderry and Derry were one community known as Londonderry. After a difference of opinion between two parts of town, Londonderry was divided into what we now know as Londonderry and Derry.
As both towns are celebrating their 300th anniversary this year, the softball game will be Londonderry’s Police and Fire Departments versus Derry’s Police and Fire Departments. The game will start at 6 PM at the Londonderry High School baseball field. We invite you to get your game face on and come cheer for the first responders of both communities!
Teams are made up of Londonderry Police and Fire Personnel and Derry Police and Fire Personnel Time and Location
Londonderry Police Department
Friday, August 16, 2019
Londonderry High School 6:00 pm till end
Rain or Shine