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The Pavilion, Lammas Park, Culmington Road,
Ealing, London W5 5JH

News

08/09/2019
Plenty of success to report

It’s been hard keeping up with all the victories achieved by Ealing members over recent weeks.

David Graham won the Longworth Cup on the hallowed lawns of South-west London during Hurlingham Week.

Charlie Sale won a GC day at Surbiton back in July.

Carole McCloughlin won the C-Level Advanced two-day tournament, held jointly at Phyllis Court and High Wycombe.

In the South-East Federation B League, we beat Woking 3-0 and Surbiton 2-1.

There are probably more of which news has not yet reached your correspondent!

History of croquet

Games in which a ball had to be knocked around a course of hoops or obstacles with a mallet were popular in seventeenth and eighteenth-century France. One of them, “Paille Maille”, was introduced to London, where it was played on open ground near St. James’s Palace – later becoming known as Pall Mall. It is to these roots that many croquet historians look when trying to explain the origins of the game.

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History of ECC

Croquet has been played in Lammas Park, albeit not continuously, since the early years of the twentieth century.Since the opening of the park in 1883, Ealing Council has promoted sporting activities. By 1907, in addition to the usual avenues of trees, flower beds and a tea chalet, there were two bowling greens and a cricket pitch with shelters for the players.

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