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Great Britain Honours Cap Presentations To 1978-80 Squad Members

28 April 2022
Great Britain Honours Cap Presentations To 1978-80 Squad Members

  The Great Britains women's squad 1978-1980. Standing (left to right): Janet Burrows, Marilyn Pugh (nee Morgan), Judith Foston, Maggie Souyave, Linda Carr, Jane Swinnerton-Ions, Janet Jones (nee Jurischka), Rosie Sykes, Pam Stuart Williams, Jenny Givan Redpath, Sheila Morrow, Shirley Ellis-Morgan, Elan Borrowman. Sitting (left to right): Barbara Hambly, Pauline...

Uncovering The Story Of Vera Cox – A Talk By Frances Thompson

28 April 2022
Uncovering The Story Of Vera Cox – A Talk By Frances Thompson

  England women’s hockey team vs Ireland, March 1911. Vera Cox is seated centrally holding a ball.   The Hockey Museum is hosting a short talk by visiting researcher Frances Thompson on the life of her relative Vera Cox. The talk will be held at The Hockey Museum in Woking,...

'Hockey Family' Invited To A Celebration Of The Life Of The Late Mike Ward

01 April 2022
'Hockey Family' Invited To A Celebration Of The Life Of The Late Mike Ward

  An event celebrating the life of the late Mike Ward will be held on 13 May 2022 at their Chaplegate home ground, at the Bournemouth University Clubhouse complex. Address: Christchurch Road, East Parley BH23 6BL. The general arrival time will be around 13:00 for 13:30. There will be a...

London reunion for the Munich 1972 GB Olympic squad

31 March 2022
London reunion for the Munich 1972 GB Olympic squad

   The 1972 Great Britain men's squad during their reunion earlier this month. Back row: Peter Ewles, John French, Bernie Cotton, Keith Sinclair, Peter Mills, Paul Svehlik, Peter Marsh, Rui Saldanha.Front row: Graham Evans, Terry Gregg, Mike Crowe, Tony Ekins, Mike Corby, Chris Langhorne, Richard Oliver.   By Keith Sinclair...

The Hockey Museum's Research Leads Peter Smith To Receive His GB Cap

17 March 2022
The Hockey Museum's Research Leads Peter Smith To Receive His GB Cap

  Peter Smith receives his cap from GB Hockey President Sheila Morrow.   On 10 March, Great Britain Hockey President Sheila Morrow travelled to Somerset to present Peter Smith with his honours cap. Peter is nowadays confined to bed but remains mentally very active. Sheila spent an enjoyable few hours...

Avtar Singh Sohal: Kenya Recognises Its Most Distinguished Hockey Son

16 March 2022
Avtar Singh Sohal: Kenya Recognises Its Most Distinguished Hockey Son

  Avtar Singh Sohal (affectionately known as Tari), now 83, is widely respected as the greatest Kenyan hockey player of all time. His elite hockey career began when he represented British Kenya (Kenya was then a colony of the British Empire) during the Rome Olympic Games of 1960, continuing to...

The Hockey Museum Moves On

04 March 2022
The Hockey Museum Moves On

  Out-going Curator and The Hockey Museum Founder Mike Smith congratulates in-coming Curator Shane Smith.   On Thursday 24 February, The Hockey Museum (THM) ‘re-launched’ itself with a new exhibition for 40 or so invited guests. At this event THM’s creator, Mike Smith, announced his forthcoming retirement as Curator in...

The Hockey Museum Exhibition Re-launches With Special Presentations

04 March 2022
The Hockey Museum Exhibition Re-launches With Special Presentations

The Hockey Museum (THM) re-launched its exhibition on Thursday 24 February at our home in 13 High Street, Woking.   Unveiling of the Olympic Quilts The centrepiece of the evening was the unveiling of the amazing five-drop Olympic Hockey Quilts created by local artist Pat Deacon. The artwork captures all...

Val Robinson OBE Passes Away

14 February 2022
Val Robinson OBE Passes Away

  Val Robinson in action at Wembley stadium in 1974.   The Hockey Museum (THM) is very saddened to hear news of the death of Val Robinson on Sunday 13 February. The 'hockey family' will mourn the loss of one of their greatest players. Val played for England from 1963...

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