Women play a croquet match

#Picture Number SP107

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two women in frilled and flounced dresses and smart hats playing in a croquet match, watched by an umpire wearing a top hat. In the background other matches are being played. This was the first croquet competition to be held at the All England Croquet Club, Wimbledon, in 1870. The club was founded in 1868. Lawn tennis was introduced in 1875, and the club changed its name in 1877 to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.