Ealing Croquet Club

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

News

06/02/2019
Earn BetterPoints vouchers for the Club

By participating in activities such as:

  • Picking up litter
  • Helping with voluntary community projects
  • Gardening activities

you can earn vouchers from local retailers such as:

Argos, Tesco, Starbucks, Pizza Express, Morrison’s, Boots,
TK Maxx and many more.

BetterPoints are a financially backed digital currency, which means that rewards can be exchanged for a voucher for a shop to get the full cash value, or you can donate it to a charity organisation, such as Ealing Croquet Club, since we have now officially become a Charity Incorporated body.

There are a few pre-spring tidying-up projects that could be done at our Club – so hurry and download the app from the link below to participate and record your activity. You can sign up via Facebook or Email.

https://loveyourpark.betterpoints.uk

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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