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Now’s the time for a spring clean of your kitchen cupboards to find a new home for that old club mug or beer glass that you keep just in case or maybe for ‘old time's sake’. Well, The Hockey Museum can offer this club memento pride of place as we build up our collection of hockey club and festival mugs and beer glasses.

Maybe it was a ‘one off’ for a particular match or a special year in the club’s history or was it just the standard club mug that’s been around for years and years; we’re interested in them all and the history that goes with them. Was this the mug that you drank from after you scored that memorable hattrick to win the league in 1987, or maybe it’s one of a limited edition made for a special dinner or even if it’s one of hundreds that your club has been trying to give away for years. Every mug has a story.

Our collection is already growing (see images) but we must be able to get into the hundreds rather than dozens. We plan to put on a display at the Investec London Cup at the new Olympic Legacy venue at Eaton Manor 9-13 July, so don’t let your club miss out. Dig those mugs out and get in touch with us or send to The Hockey Museum, c/o Mercian Sports Co. Ltd., 151-152 Maybury Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5LJ.

Katie Dodd



The Hockey Museum calls for hockey military stories as the centenary of WW1 approaches. Click on the image for the full article.

The Hockey Museum opened at the beginning of 2012 in splendid premises in Woking, Surrey.

In two years it has come a long way in establishing itself as the leading institution for collecting, storing, archiving and researching the rich history and heritage of the sport of hockey.

New collections arrive weekly and there are fascinating stories connected with most items.

There is already a keen group of volunteers who support the work on most Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but the Museum Trustees have recognised that they have only just started on the journey and they are actively looking for more volunteers to join the group to help take the work forward.

Anyone who is interested in the history of hockey and is keen to get involved will receive a warm welcome. There are also many opportunities to become involved remotely for those who do not live close enough to Woking.

Mike Smith, March 2014

When the English Hockey Association folded in 2002 was that the end of English hockey? Of course not. Early the following year a new association, England Hockey, arose, phoenix-like, from the ashes. And some time after that it was renamed the English Hockey Board. Clubs kept on playing and many grass roots players were probably totally unaware that there had been a vacuum or even a problem.

So, what is the point of this question? It all comes down to history. English hockey is accepted as the origin of the modern game. We celebrated our centenary in 1986 because the Hockey Association was founded in 1886. However, the Hockey Association was the second national governing body to be formed in England. The first association was formed in 1875, some eleven years earlier. Hockey was very embryonic in those days and struggling to get going. This first association lasted for four years until 1879 but the game itself very much carried on. It may not have been booming but it was slowly growing. So in 1886 a national governing body was reformed and the growth continued.

Whatever way one looks at it, the current England Hockey is the fourth national governing body that English hockey has had. The All England Women's Hockey Association (AEWHA) is not being discounted but that started later and amalgamated with the Hockey Association in 1997. Surely, therefore, we can claim that English hockey goes back to 1875? That gives us eleven years to prepare for our 150th anniversary.

Mike Smith, February 2014

How old is your club? Guildford Hockey Club were not really sure. They celebrated their 50th in 1975 on the understanding that they had started in 1925.

Local club Woking then suggested that they might be older than that. Their club chairman, Chris Basly, contacted us and we had a quick look for them. They were certainly around and affiliated in 1919 so that added six years! However, it is a fact that most clubs that started up immediately after both World Wars were in existence before them.

Chris came along and spent a morning looking through magazines and records. There was not a lot but he did find a reference in 1913. So, rather than waiting until 2025, Guildford will now be celebrating their centenary this year.

Can we help your club to seek out its history?

Mike Smith, February 2014

Surbiton Hockey Club are not quite the oldest club in the world but they do have the oldest and most complete ‘club archive’; unless you know better, of course! Their minute books go back to 1874 together with copious press cuttings and a complete collection of their club newsletter from its inception in 1928 right up to the present day.

Surbiton have now agreed to put these valuable archives into the custody of The Hockey Museum (THM). Curator Mike Smith said: “It is a tribute to Surbiton HC that they have managed to retain these valuable archives across nearly 140 years and they will be a true gem in our growing collection.” Because of THM’s growing relationship with the Surrey History Centre and the fact that Surbiton is a Surrey club, it is hoped that we will have this amazing collection professionally archived very promptly.

Amongst the Surbiton archive is one book that relates to Molesey Hockey Club, one of the very original clubs in England. Molesey HC did not survive but one of its members, Mr S G Dobby, kept a record of their activities. He went on to join Surbiton HC, just down the road, and handed his record over to his new club. It is a miracle that such an item should have survived.

It is also an amazing coincidence considering the article on the oldest hockey photographs. In the space of a couple of months we have received the record of Molesey HC and the photo of East Molesey Ladies HC; two separate clubs, neither of which survived, but from the same Surrey village.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) are very impressed with what we are achieving at The Hockey Museum after their two top executives visited us at Woking last July. A special 'there-and-back-in-a-day' visit made us realise that they were serious. The FIH's mission statement includes a commitment to history and heritage and they also have a modest budget to go with it. Nonetheless, we were a little surprised when they invited our Chair, Katie Dodd, and Curator, Mike Smith, to go over to FIH headquarters in Lausanne to continue the dialogue. The visit occurred in January and we crammed half a dozen meetings and a visit to the Olympic Museum into two very hectic days.

We were very well received and the atmosphere in the FIH offices is so positive. We did realise that one reason why they were so pleased to see us is because we have skills that they don’t possess. President Leandro Negre and CEO Kelly Fairweather have created an impressive organisation that is looking after our sport very caringly. Yes, their emphasis has to be at the highest level but they are conscious of the hockey pyramid and they have a number of initiatives that reach down to 'real' hockey players. While we were there they had their first meeting with the new International Olympic Commitee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach. They were very pleased with the meeting because hockey’s position in the Olympic movement cannot be taken for granted. They also had time to meet with us. Their desire to work with us is proof of their interest in our sport as a whole.

As well as meetings with Leandro and Kelly, we had lengthy discussions with Melanie Willmore, Executive Office Director, to identify the common ground on which we need to work. They realise that a permanent home for the only hockey museum in the world is a pre-requisite for preserving our sport’s history and heritage. Discussions in this area are on-going.

Several other aspects came in for deep discussion. The FIH have no definitive records of international hockey; but we do. These records need to be digitised and the FIH have produced a programme which they are currently launching on their Team Match Statistics (TMS) programme. We hope to progress this soon.

All around their offices were small collections of books, presentations and art. They want us to catalogue all of this material to provide a wider visibility in hockey. They also want us to set up an appropriate historical display in their offices and for it to be updated from time to time.

The FIH are very conscious of how important it is for hockey to remain part of the Olympic family. The last vote on which sports should be included was a close run affair. The FIH want to forge closer links with the IOC and our visit to the Olympic Museum was a case in point. We met with one of the curators who then gave us a personal tour of a very impressive exhibition. There is disappointingly little hockey content on show so we have to develop this relationship and try to achieve a higher profile for hockey in future exhibitions. We have their hockey inventory and for us to improve this collection is a good starting point.

The FIH are very aware that their centenary in 2024 must be properly celebrated. We agreed that there is no definitive history of our sport and we look forward to working with them on this exciting project. We were also pleased to hear of their enthusiasm for recording oral histories. This is an area that we are very keen to develop as, once our hockey luminaries have gone, the opportunity to record their memories is lost forever.

Perhaps most importantly, the FIH are keen to assist us to produce a business plan. With this in place both we and they will have a clear idea of where we are going and what we are hoping to achieve.

All in all it was a remarkable couple of days that we may look back on in years to come as being one of the most important turning points in the development of our museum. This was perhaps underlined a couple of weeks later when FIH President, Leandro Negre, made a special visit to Woking to see the museum for himself. He demonstrated his personal interest in what we are doing by presenting some of his own kit that he wore when he was the Spanish goalkeeper back in the 1960s and 70s.

Mike Smith, February 2014

By Mike Smith

Two collections that have arrived at the Museum have actually been with us for over twenty years.

They were collections given to us as a ‘fledgling set-up’ but, with the loss of our first home in Milton Keynes, they were never updated and sorted. This fascinating job is now being done and revealing some remarkable treasures.

Fortunately, these two large collections are one each from men’s and women’s hockey. How grateful we are to those far-sighted hockey enthusiasts who retained all their hockey possessions.

The women’s collection was passed to us at the time of Marjorie Pollard’s death and is a fascinating insight into the women’s game from its start right through to the 60’s/70’s. As editor of Hockey Field she had a privileged access to the game and that is now passed to us. Amongst the gems are the oldest known women’s photo, some films from the 1930’s, lots of books as she was a prolific author and masses of stuff from her times editing Hockey Field.

From the men’s side came Bob Mason’s collection. Bob was England Team Secretary throughout the 1970’s and collected material from before and after he was team secretary.

He too had a good library but the jewels were his England and GB men’s teams and results records. Over many years he painstakingly compiled a complete record of all matches, including team lists, scorers, umpires, management, etc, and then cumulative results against all the nations. A remarkable piece of work that will be invaluable in our statistics section.

February 2014

By Mike Smith

The NHM website will be "upgraded" in the near future as we have just about reached the capacity of the old one. Under the direction of our new Webmaster, Allan Jobling, and our Publicity Officer, Mike Haymonds, we are hopeful of significantly increasing the potential to share information and to keep the hockey world informed of what we are doing

The weekly "Hockive Fact" is being reinstated so that we can share with you some of the interesting and amazing pieces of information that we come across as we trawl through the material that we have and that arrives every week. In the museum these are often referred to as "wow moments". One of us will be going through a collection and will actually say "Wow, look at this". Rarely does a week go by that we don't come up with something.

As part of the re-launch of our website we will be introducing a new feature - "Hockey in 50 Objects". We hope to find 50 objects that have helped to make hockey the great sport it is today. This will be a regular feature and we have identified quite a number already. However we would like your input into what items or occurrences had a big impact on hockey to help make it the game it is today. For instance, the introduction of the circle, the use of short headed (Indian) sticks and the change in playing surfaces from grass to artificial turf are three clearly pivotal points in hockey's development. Please drop us an email if you have any ideas.

The third idea is a well tried series of 50 or 100 years ago this week. Thankfully, we can do a weekly series as all those years ago 1914 & 1964 hockey magazines were weekly publications. They say technology has moved and yet today there is only one magazine, which appears six times a year!

February 2014

By Mike Haymonds

FIH1Leandro Negre, FIH President, made his first visit to the Museum on Wednesday and pronounced himself “very impressed” with what he saw after a guided tour with Chair of Trustees Katie Dodd and Curator Mike Smith. He spoke with many of the volunteers about the work they were involved with and saw first hand some of the fascinating archives and artefacts that had recently arrived. He also had the opportunity to meet with a student from Oxford University, currently using the Museum for her degree study on hockey.

His visit came a week after Katie and Mike visited the FIH head office in Lausanne where plans for possible future collaboration between the FIH and NHM were discussed.

Describing himself as “a fan of collecting things,” Mr Negre said: “As 2024 will be the centenary of the FIH, the development of tangible evidence of hockey’s history is highly important: The work of the NHM will be a big part of our preparations over the next decade.


“I was pleased to meet so many volunteers and very impressed with how dedicated and organised they appeared.“

The Museum curator Mike Smith said: “I’m extremely pleased to be forging this valuable relationship with the FIH. We are also pleased to be able to show a life-long collector like Leandro what we have achieved at the NHM.”

The FIH President presented the Museum with a large hockey-themed limited edition print of a painting by the well-known Spanish artist Jordi Alumà. He also donated one of his own sweaters, knitted by his wife, then his fiancée, and worn throughout his career as Spain’s goalkeeper.


The CEO of Woking Borough Council, Mr Ray Morgan, also attended the visit, demonstrating Woking’s continued support for the NHM project. As a token of hockey’s support Mr Negre presented Mr Morgan with an FIH tie.

2014.5 - 25/01/14

When we met with Leandro Negre, President of the FIH, at the Hockey Writers’ Club Luncheon last year, he said: ”This haemorrhaging of historical hockey material has got to be stopped.” Yes, Leandro, but how do we stop it?

Within an hour we learned that the collection put together by Don Humphries has been lost since his death. Since then we have also heard that Eric Harverson’s record of the Associate Members’ Club and the records of the Hockey Circle have been lost.

As we have not got these collections we do not know what was in them. There is always a little gem in these collections and sometimes some big ones. They certainly represent three pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that we will never have.

Please, please, if you know of any material, please help to get it to us before it gets binned.

Eric Harverson produced a Newsletter for the Associate Members. It contained regular updates, results and obituaries – a veritable fount of information for us at the museum.

Does anyone have any or all of these newsletters?

Contact THM Curator using our online contact form.

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29 December 2016
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THM Seeks Webmaster, GSOH, DTE, PDA

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THM Job Vacancy: Collections Management Officer

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Volunteers' Day 2016

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THM Seeks Partner In An AHRC Collaborative PhD

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100 Year Milestone for Des Simon

11 October 2016
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The Hockey Museum Calendar For 2017

15 September 2016
The Hockey Museum Calendar For 2017

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GB & England Hockey Announce New Performance Director

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Following a worldwide search, Great Britain and England Hockey is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Ed Barney PhD as Performance Director. Dr Barney's track record of maximising performance, talent identification and strategic thinking made him the outstanding candidate for the role. With international experience in hockey, cricket and...

Danish Discoveries Pose Intriguing Questions

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Olympic Gold Medalist Helen Richardson-Walsh Donates To THM

20 August 2016
Olympic Gold Medalist Helen Richardson-Walsh Donates To THM

After visiting the Museum in April to help its Communications Lead Lynne Morgan with her research on the total number of Great Britain capped female hockey players, GB & England International and four times Olympian, Helen Richardson-Walsh kindly agreed to lend the Museum her bronze medal from the London 2012...

THM Supplies Old Rules For ELHC Anniversary Match

17 August 2016
THM Supplies Old Rules For ELHC Anniversary Match

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Olympic Hockey Exhibition At Surrey History Centre

08 August 2016
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Members of THM and SHC teams pose with Olympian John Peake and decedants of Olympian Gerald Logan.  2016 is an exciting Olympic year with the Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 5 to 21 August 2016 and the Paralympics in September. To celebrate, The Hockey Museum (THM)...

Let Us Explain About Our Shane

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Reel-y Good News: THM Wins HLF Support To Digitise Films

24 July 2016
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Bollywood And Hockey

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A Boost For THM's Worldwide Hockey Heritage Study

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When Alice Met Helen

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When Alice Met Helen

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The Hockey Museum At The Champions Trophy In Olympic Park, London

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The Hockey Museum At The Champions Trophy In Olympic Park, London

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Feast Your Eyes On Newsletter Vol.8

20 June 2016

Our latest newsletter is now available to download. Catch up on all the latest going ons at The Hockey Museum by following this link. You'll also discover an archive of all previous newsletters. Shane Smith, 20 June 2016

HRH Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Honour For Pat Rowley

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With just eight weeks to go before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games begin, the winning piece of artwork has been chosen from a bumper batch of entries in The Hockey Museum’s Art of Hockey competition. The competition, supported by The National Hockey Foundation, invited children to design their own piece...

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Less Than One Month To Enter The Art Of Hockey Competition

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A Marathon Effort

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Irish Olympic Silver Medal: Oh No It Isn’t!

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Centenarian Still Going Strong

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Situations Vacant

25 February 2016

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The Art Of Hockey: THM Launches Primary School Art Competition

23 February 2016
The Art Of Hockey: THM Launches Primary School Art Competition

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Gavin Featherstone Joins THM Team

17 February 2016

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Feast Your Eyes On Newsletter Vol.7

04 February 2016

Our latest newsletter is now available to download. Catch up on all the latest going ons at The Hockey Museum by following this link. You'll also discover an archive of all previous newsletters. Shane Smith, 4 February 2016

The Irishman Cometh: David Balbirnie Visits THM

01 February 2016
The Irishman Cometh: David Balbirnie Visits THM

Last week The Hockey Museum (THM) had the pleasure of welcoming David Balbirnie, the Museum's International Hockey Federation (FIH) nominated Trustee, to our Woking home. The appointment of Irishman Mr Balbirnie, the former European Hockey Federation Hon. General Secretary, to THM Board Of Trustees is a sign of the Museum's increasingly...

The Hockey Writers' Club Lunch 2016 And The Commemorative Pennant

26 January 2016
The Hockey Writers' Club Lunch 2016 And The Commemorative Pennant

At the annual Hockey Writers' Club Lunch on 20 January 2016, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) President, Leandro Negre, made his customary, 'The State of Hockey' address to a room packed with hockey media, candidates for the Hockey Writers' annual awards and hockey enthusiasts and supporters. It is always a...

THM Announces Study To Scope Hockey’s Worldwide Heritage

20 January 2016
THM Announces Study To Scope Hockey’s Worldwide Heritage

The Hockey Museum (THM) is delighted to announce that it has awarded the contract to scope hockey's worldwide heritage to the Justine Reilly Consultancy (JRC). The team will be headed up by Dr Justine Reilly, who has 15 years experience of managing large multi-partner heritage programmes and extensive experience of...

The Hockey Museum Launches First Ever Calendar

19 January 2016
The Hockey Museum Launches First Ever Calendar

The Hockey Museum (THM) has launched a limited-edition calendar for 2016. Featuring a stylish and clean aesthetic in-keeping with THM’s branding, the calendar is illustrated with highlights from the Museum’s varied and ever-expanding collection of artefacts and archives from across the centuries, as well as notable dates throughout the year...

Irish Silver Medal Discovered

18 January 2016
Irish Silver Medal Discovered

At the 1908 London Olympics, six nations participated in what was the first Olympic hockey competition. The gold medal was won by England who beat Ireland 8-1 in the final. We have seen several of the gold medals and indeed we have one in our collection at The Hockey Museum....

An Enquiry To Cap It All

08 January 2016
An Enquiry To Cap It All

Interest in The Hockey Museum is partly reflected in the ever increasing number of enquiries that we receive. Hockey is a very wide ranging subject and so are the questions. Invariably we find at least part of the answer but one recent question has us stumped. The photograph to the...


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