Croquet on the lawn helped Court Lodge residents prove it’s never too late to try a new sport.
A dozen-strong party enjoyed a gentle afternoon at the town’s Woodside Gardens park receiving tips from members of Lymington Croquet Club.
Among those swinging the mallet for the first time was 87-year-old great grandmother Phyllis Walbanke. “It was so nice to come along here and try something new,” said Phyllis, a former photographer for Woman’s Own magazine.
Phyllis and fellow resident Eileen Simpson were the first to knock a ball through the hoops under the guidance of club officials.