13 JULY 2015


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Article from BTNews 13 JULY 2015

Crazy Croquet, and Pimm's at T2

Unless it is extended (don’t be a spoil sport says the Editor) passengers passing through Heathrow Terminal 2 have only today (12 July) and tomorrow to play a game of Crazy Croquet on a unique course, designed to celebrate the best of British with rose bush obstacles, teapot shaped hoops whilst washing it all down with a refreshing glass of Pimm’s.

Croquet boasts a long and illustrious history and was first played in Britain over 150 years ago.  The pursuit was a highly popular pastime in the Victorian era thanks to gameplay that allowed participants to enjoy a slow paced game in the sun while sipping on a Pimm’s cup.
However, despite being lauded one of the top three quintessentially British sports, alongside cricket and tennis, recent research by Heathrow revealed that almost three quarters (74%) of Brits have no interest at all in croquet and one in 20 have never even heard of the sport.
In a bid to revamp the sport and attract a younger audience, Heathrow and Pimm’s teamed up with London croquet club, Croquet East, to create the spectacular Crazy Croquet course.

Only 2% of Brits currently play Croquet.  What overseas visitors make of it we do not know.  It is not an Olympic sport.  www.heathrowairport.com


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