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pdfThe Hockey Museum (THM) is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a Resilient Heritage grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund. We are now issuing tenders for the various aspects of its work.

Download the press release by clicking the PDF icon to the right.

Shooting for the Goal: Ensuring a sustainable future for The Hockey Museum will focus on reviewing the future sustainability of THM which is now in need of new permanent premises. With this major development in front of us and our recent move to CIO status, it is an opportune time for the Board and key volunteers to develop skills and undertake training as well as to work with professionals to improve our forward-planning, explore options and delve into the feasibility of the final, preferred future path.

To this end, the project will deliver the following key areas and the tender documents for each are below:

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Governance Review

 

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Business Planning

 

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Audience Development

 

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Skills Building & Training

 

Should you have any queries or questions, please contact Shane, THM Assistant Curator through our contact form.

Hockey's Military Stories: An Introduction

This research project was prompted by the enormous interest and publicity that has surrounded the centenary of the start of WW1. We knew that many, indeed thousands, of hockey players were involved and that many lost their lives. The stories do not just relate to serving men but also those...

India's First International Match: Indian Army Team Tour to New Zealand, 1926

India's First International Match: Indian Army Team Tour to New Zealand, 1926

  Captain H V M Cox's hockey stick from the Indian Army Hockey Team tour to New Zealand in 1926.The engraved plate reads:1926 Indian Army Hockey Team v New Zealand.390 goals for. 37 against.Stick used by Captain V M H Cox throughout the tour.   This stick is one of...

Lt Campbell: The First Hockey Player To Die In WW1

Lt Campbell: The First Hockey Player To Die In WW1

Lt Charles Arthur Campbell   It seems highly likely that Lt Charles Arthur Campbell was the first hockey player to make the ultimate sacrifice in WW1 as there were so few others killed, officers or soldiers, before the Battle at Mons. Lt Campbell was born in London but grew up...

Hockey Heroism At The Only Major Sea Battle Of WW1

Hockey Heroism At The Only Major Sea Battle Of WW1

Once the First World War had begun it became obvious that the Royal Navy, traditionally the pride of the British Nation for centuries, would have to play a vital role in what would become both a domestic and global conflict or perish in the attempt. Not for nothing is the...

Lieutenant Eric Walter Poyntz Westmacott RN

Lieutenant Eric Walter Poyntz Westmacott RN

Perhaps the first Naval hockey player to become a casualty of the Great War? Lieutenant Eric Walter Poyntz Westmacott RN was on the left wing for the Royal Navy in 1912 and in 1914 he was reported as "the best player in the Navy team". That was to be his...

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