Category: Toys & Games
Dimensions: Mallet Height: 92cm (36") Box Width: 102cm (40") Depth: 27cm (10 1/2") Height: 27cm (10 1/2")
Date: Early 20th Century 1900 - 1930
Date Description: Vintage Croquet Game The Wimbledon
Country of Origin: England
Dealer Reference: U80


This antique boxed Croquet Game is a reminder of the history of the sport in England. Before Wimbledon became the home of tennis, until 1877,for nearly a decade, the grounds were known as The All England Croquet Club. This early 20th century boxed set is called The Wimbledon, and came from the Sports Dept of The Leyland & Birmingham Rubber Co Ltd of Birmingham. The fitted box, with carrying handles, contains 4 quality mallets, the boxwood heads stamped with the makers name, F H AYRES LTD, LONDON. 4 wooden balls, 2 banded posts, 8 iron hoops and 8 small marker pegs, complete the game. Circa 1910

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