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the things you learn on Pbase !

the things you learn on Pbase !

Victor Harbor, South Australia.

Croquet has been traced back to the 1300's.
It originated in France where it was called "paille-maille" (ball-mallet).
In 1604 the crowns of Scotland and England became united under James VI of Scotland
soon to be known as James I of England where he introduced the game.
James' grandson Charles II often played the game in St. James Park
where "paille-maille" gave its name to a nearby boulevard now famously known as "Pall Mall".
In France the game developed under the name "Croquet" after the crooked stick used to hit balls through "wickets".
After migrating to Ireland the game became known as "Crooky".
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pkocinski31-May-2009 13:29
Awesome capture! One of my favorite "games" to play here in the states.
marie-jose wolff31-May-2009 09:00
excellent shot and intersting informations! v
lou_rozensteins31-May-2009 01:47
Interesting shot, and thanks for the historical info! Well done.
CM Kwan30-May-2009 08:56
A very nice picture, Brian! Very interesting information. V
zyziza30-May-2009 08:25
Moment of attention! V
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