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The world of hockey has many interesting and odd facts. In this monthly series we hope to bring you some unusual and occasionally bizarre facts. We want to capture hockey at every level, definitely not just international, so if you know of any unusual or odd facts relating to our sport, please email it to us. If you have a photo or illustration to go with it, even better. Also, this is not just a British feature. It is for the whole of the hockey world, so please give us your contributions wherever you are.

This style of feature appears regularly in many publications and websites. Because hockey was blessed with excellent magazines for both the women's and men's games throughout the 20th century we are able to pick up on statistics and news from half a century ago.

The same cannot be said of a century ago as that was WW1. However, when we do come across information from that dreadful period we will publish occasional pieces on "Hockey 100 Years Ago".

Playing Pasts And Other Research Projects

01 July 2020
Playing Pasts And Other Research Projects

One of our wonderful volunteers Mark Evans has recently had an article published as a chapter in Playing Pasts, the online magazine for sport and leisure history. “Women’s League Hockey and its Early Development” forms one of several chapters on the history of different sports, so anyone interested in sports...

Protective Equipment And Acts Of Charity, 100 Years Apart

22 June 2020
Protective Equipment And Acts Of Charity, 100 Years Apart

You’ll likely be aware that THM has been running a campaign to collect material that documents the impact of COVID-19 on hockey. More information and a fantastic, free time capsule activity pack for children can be found here. One particularly inspirational story that has reached us as a result of...

COVID-19 Statement

20 March 2020
COVID-19 Statement

Following recent government advice regarding COVID-19, The Hockey Museum will be closed from Monday 23 March until further notice. We are taking this decision to protect the health and welfare of our visitors, volunteers and staff. Museum staff will be working from home, our enquiries service will remain monitored and...

Leapling Into Local Clubs

02 March 2020

On Saturday 29 February, THM took advantage of the extra day of 2020 to leap into Old Cranleighan HC for the day. It builds on previous club visits to Aton HC and Guildford HC in 2019, which together form part of our work towards a Level-Up grant we received from...

The Pat Rowley Journalistic Archive: A Lifetime’s Work Brought To Life

10 February 2020
The Pat Rowley Journalistic Archive: A Lifetime’s Work Brought To Life

Sophia Patel (left) and Marcus Wardle (right) work their way through the Pat Rowley Journalistic Archive. A photograph of two people in front of filing cabinets with a scanner may not appear to be the most riveting of subjects, however they are working on one of the most valuable and...

A Ugandan First

29 January 2020
A Ugandan First

This week the Museum had a unique visit by Olympian Avtar Bhurji, a member of the Ugandan hockey team that took part in the 1972 Games in Munich which saw the terrorist attack on the Israeli athletes in the Olympic Village. The Ugandans were housed on a level just above...

USA Hockey Legend Passes On

07 January 2020
USA Hockey Legend Passes On

Betty (Shelly) Shellenberger, USA, 8 August 1921 - 30 December 2019. The Hockey Museum (THM), along with the sporting world, is mourning the passing of Betty Shellenberger, 98. Betty was a legend in American field hockey and lacrosse through much of the 1900s. Known to friends as ‘Shelly’, she first...


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