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The origins of croquet are hazy. Games that involved hitting a ball with a stick or crook through some kind of hoop can be traced back as far as the fourteenth century and in the early 1600's the French game of 'paille-maille' was brought to England. The pursuit was so popular with King Charles II, who frequently played it in St, James Park, that it gave its name to a nearby road Pall Mall. The game of croquet we know today did not really start until the nineteenth century. It seems to have come to England around 1850 from ireland and the games manufacturer John Jacques recognised the potential and produced croquet sets for the Great Exhibition of 1851.

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Walter Whitmore-Jones