Methven’s sporty women

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The Methven senior hockey team from 1947. Below, a Methven basketball uniform that includes a tunic, tie and white blouse. Below: A bowling club hat.

Sporty Methven women are in the spotlight at an exhibition currently on show at Methven Museum.

Photos, exhibits, newspaper clippings and information boards offer an insight into local female participation in the sports of hockey, croquet, golf, basketball, tennis and bowls.

Methven Historical Society member Angela Grieve has collated information on the first three sports and fellow member Sandy Redmond the latter three.

Display items have come from the society’s own collection or have been loaned by individuals and clubs.

Among the displays are stories and profiles on the likes of croquet legend Lil Rawlinson, who had a 50-year association with the Methven club, which last weekend marked its centennial. She was also national president from 1958-62 and managed the all-male international representative team that competed in the UK in 1974.

Others featured in the display include Jean Kilworth, a keen sportswoman and Methven tennis rep, long distance runner Julia Grant and Coast to Coast competitor Janet O’Hara.

There are a number of team photos and others from the early 1900s onwards.

Among the exhibits is a bygone basketball uniform, croquet mallets, tennis rackets, golf clubs and bowls.

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