The game of squash originated in the UK around 1830 and came about after a few boys, who were waiting for their turn to play Rackets, knocked a ball around in a confined area adjoining the racquets court.
In 1923 H.A.L. Rudd, writing in “Baily’s Magazine”, forecast that Rackets would lose many players to Squash with the arrival of the first English Amateur Championships. He was concerned at this prospect as he considered Rackets to be a “manlier” game; Squash afforded a good “sweat” but did not demand the same skill as Rackets, in his opinion. Rudd’s forecast proved to be only too correct as Squash grew rapidly and soon left its parent sport far behind in popularity. (more…)
It seems like an eternity ago, I was stood in my kitchen, glass of Balvennie Doublewood in hand, staring at PM Burgess’s Tubular Fells, contemplating whether I could walk all 214 ‘Wainwrights’ in the calendar year of 2012. I wasn’t a complete novice to the Lakeland Fells, so I was under no illusion as to the task ahead of me, but I’m sure the alcohol clouded my judgement!
Wastwater from Lingmell
It would be some weeks before a beautiful frosty January day in Great Langdale set me on my way. All 5 peaks were hit on that occasion, just 209 to go! (more…)
[ About This Video ]
It’s Christmas Eve and Sandra, Low Wood Club Manager has opened one of her Christmas presents early! So if you see a flying fish hovering above the Low Wood Club swimming pool, it will be Sandra getting to grips with her latest gadget.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for a healthy New Year from everyone at the Low Wood Club.
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