Let’s go back in time. It all started in 1795 when a spritely Thomas Jaques established himself as “Thomas Jaques: Manufacturer of Ivory, Hardwoods, Bone, and Tunbridge Ware.”
Thomas took on his 15-year-old son, John Jaques, as an apprentice. Together, they expanded their product portfolio until John Jaques had a son himself.
John Jaques II. He helped his father and in 1838 they established a new headquarters at Number 102 Hatton Garden, London.
It was John Jaques II that introduced Croquet to the world in 1862, a game that went on to win us 2 medals at The Great International Exhibition.