Attention croquet players |

Attention croquet players

Barnet's Croquet Search Committee
Lois Allen and Elizabeth Dugger

Dear Editor,

We would like to ask your readers to help unravel a 65-year-old mystery. In our Vermont town of Barnet, there once was a factory that made croquet sets from local New England hardwoods. This river-front mill owned by the Roy Brothers thrived from 1888 to 1938, when the accumulated disasters of a flood and two fires finally put the family out of business.

But in its heyday, the mill made more than 40,000 elegant croquet sets each year, and sold them to people around the world.

So the mystery we’d like to solve is: Where did those croquet sets travel? And who owns them today?

If anyone has one of these sets or remembers seeing one, please contact us at Croquet Search Committee, P.O. Box 93, Barnet, VT 05821. Or send e-mail to:


Barnet’s Croquet

Search Committee

Lois Allen

Elizabeth Dugger

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