Our most senior Croquet member, in his ninetieth year, Pat Freeman has decided to hand over line painting duties to others from this month on. Thankfully, Pat will still be around to give advice, and also of course to play croquet. We hope he may also feel up to a bit of woodwork, replacing felt on the pavilion roof, painting sheds and everything else he has done for us over many years…
… and it has been many years that Pat has faithfully done all this and more, for which we thank him greatly!
Pat honed his line painting skills by watching the professionals at the All England Club, Wimbledon, where he stewarded, again for many years.
We are not sure how many years, but it has been many, many years!
Here are a few pictures of Pat’s final lines, which, I think you will agree, he never fluffed!