Grab your 17th century balls

On Tuesday 16th June, my company hosted a game of “Paille Maille”.  This is the first time the game has been played in four hundred years.  It all happened in the  world famous Pall Mall in central London- see where the name came from now!?

The game was enjoyed centuries ago by King Charles II when central London was still green fields. This once Royal and upper class sporting pastime from the 17th century originated from the Italian pallamaglio, which literally means “ball-mallet” and was played in the area we now refer to as Pall Mall in St James’s Park.


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