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The dull, dreary, wettish Thursday morning was enlivened for members of Cornwall Federation of Women's Institutes by a visit to Porthpean, home of Cornwall Croquet Club.

After coffee and introductory talks by Tony Backhouse, Ian Wilson and Rosemary Bradshaw outlining the history and development of Croquet in Cornwall, everyone donned waterproofs and ventured out onto the lawns for coaching, and short games of Golf Croquet.

Both Howard Rosevear, the club's president and benefactor, and Elizabeth Anderson, CFWI Chairman, were able to make short visits during the morning, to encourage the players.

The rain cleared and the mini tournament which followed was won by Diana Blakely (Mevagissey) who won all three of her games.

Rita Hancock, who is responsible for Sport for the WI, assisted by Rosalind Redfern, organised the visit, and everyone was pleased that Cornwall WI members have helped the Cornwall Croquet Club celebrate the first year in their permanent home at Porthpean.

 WI at Cornwall Croquet Club - picture

Members of the Cornwall Federation of Womens Institutes with Tony Backhouse(left back row) and Ian Wilson(right front row). Cornwall Croquet Club's chairman & vice chairman.
Photo by Rosemary Bradshaw

Report by Rosemary Bradshaw, Publicity, Cornwall Croquet Club