Cracking start to the summer season
Plimmerton Croquet Club is meeting spring head-on with a gala day this Sunday to launch the season.
Club members have played through the winter months in a variety of weather conditions, says publicity officer Alison Lloyd Davies.
Now the gardens are blooming, the lawns are in peak condition and the club house has a fresh coat of paint.
At 1pm on Sunday, club patron John Burke will declare the summer season open and crack the first ball towards hoop No 1.