Pix of the day. Thursday, September 14th

As part of the Jane Austen Festival, Bath Croquet has been hosting fun croquet sessions – followed by afternoon tea – at its lawns at the Recreation Ground.

Anwen Owens tells me:

“Visitors from across the world have been taken with how easily they have been able to engage with the game.

Of course, the game of Pall Mall would have been popular in the Georgian period but using the same equipment of mallets, balls and hoops there are many similarities.

Members of the croquet club led groups in games of golf croquet, following a short introduction to the skills required, and very soon eight games were in full swing. The atmosphere of the event was further enhanced as many of the visitors were wearing period costume.

On leaving us our visitors were commenting that the day had been most enjoyable and that they were going to search out croquet lawns in their home areas! A most successful venture for us in spreading awareness of the sport.”

Nice pictures too. Thank you!

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