Lacrosse stick making
The making of wooden lacrosse sticks.
Note: We are mindful of the cultural issues around lacrosse and the fact that it originated with First Nations people of aboriginal Canada, and was thereafter appropriated by European colonisers.
|Craft category||Wood; Sporting equipment|
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|Origin in the UK|
|Current no. of professionals (main income)||0|
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|Current no. of trainees||0|
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Issues affecting the viability of the craft
Craftspeople currently known
- The last lacrosse stick maker, Tom Beckett of Hattersleys, retired in December 2014.
- Fitzpatrick, Katie, ‘End of an era for Salford lacrosse stick maker’, Manchester Evening News, 10 December 2014