Club History

Ian Burn, former Club Captain and Chairman and one of our earliest members, has written a graphic account of the club's first ten years entitled: "The Rother Valley Croquet Club: The First Decade" (ISBN: 978-0-9564907-0-4).


This attractive little volume covers in detail the ten years which followed the club's inauguration at Duncton on May 20, 2000, when former world champion John Solomon, assisted by Bill Arliss, officially opened our two new lawns there in their glorious situation on a disused football field. It was published in time for our Tenth Birthday celebrations on May 22, 2010. A preliminary chapter describes the club's informal beginnings in Fittleworth village, which grew out of a brief article in the parish magazine in April 1994.

With fifteen full colour pictures and fourteen individual profiles of leading figures in the early days of the club this brief book is 'must' for everyone interested in the club's development from its humble beginnings. On sale for £5 it can be obtained from the club Librarian or any member of the committee, and the author has generously donated all the proceeds to club funds.


We are also fortunate to have several large volumes of club archives, profusely illustrated, which were started by Bunny Silverloock and have been continued by Peter Cole and Ian Burn. These are kept in the Clubhouse and can be viewed by arrangement with the librarian.

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