This is real! In 1972 there was a plan to construct a ski slope at Lord’s to be used during the winter months. The plan was actually under serious discussion for a number of years before being abandoned.
Like LOCOG, who were responsible for transforming Lord’s into an archery ground this summer for the 2012 Olympics, Lord’s Ski School Ltd wound take responsibility for any security requirements and for demolishing the slope at the end of the skiing season and returning the ground to normal (wonder what the groundsmen would have made of this!).
Just when I think I’ve seen it all the archive reveals a new gem. Hopefully I’ll have some more finds to share soon.