Friday, September 16, 2011

Croquet at Aston Rectory in 1868

Playing croquet at Aston Rectory in 1868
Michael is a descendant of the Rev George Augustus Oddie, and this picture shows a game of tennis being played to the lawn of the Rectory in 1868.

Croquet was very much a Victorian game, played on the lawns of the larger houses. The rules were only published in 1856 and the first croquet club was set up in 1868, the year this picture was taken.

George's sons went to Haileybury School and there is already a picture of Henry James Oddie on this web site.

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