1861.2

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Stoolball Played, in Co-ed Form

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Females
City/State/Country: Chailey, Sussex, England
Game Stoolball
Immediacy of Report Retrospective
Age of Players Adult
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"Stoolball was played at Chailey [Sussex] in 1861. Major Lionel King . . . first saw stoolball in the early 'sixties, while still a very small boy. He watched a game in a field belonging to Eastfield Lodge, Hassocks [Sussex], and both men and maidens were playing" 

Sources

Russell-Goggs, in "Stoolball in Sussex," The Sussex County Magazine, volume 2, no. 7 (July 1928), page 322. Note: Russell-Goggs does not give a source for this report.

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