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The game of Aunt Sally and other traditional sports and events!

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#21 Futtocks

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

You may be interested in this book, edited by our own Tony Collins: Encyclopedia of Traditional British Rural Sports

Hmm, reduced to £113.33 eh?

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#22 Copa

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 06:44 AM

You should be playing this game in the pub!



#23 tomdooley

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 01:50 PM

We regularly hold a works games evening ( booze up) with darts, doms, and pool. People from the uncivilised south are very perplexed by double nine doms

Yorkshire folk are also nonplussed by double nines.We always played 5s and 3s with double six sets round wakefield.

#24 fatboystu

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 09:08 PM

In the 'ye olde trip to jerusalem' pub in nottingham they have a game whereby you have to throw a metal ring over a cows horn attached half way up a wall. Somewhat infuriating when you've had a few bevvys.
As an ex raf armourer we always played a card game called 'nom' loosely based on bridge and a board game called uckers, similarish to ludo, which was also played by naval types.

#25 Larry the Leit

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 10:14 PM

I live in Worcestershire.  Pub Skittles is still fairly big news.


No game is as odd as Rugby Union (Union pronounced silently if one works for Auntie).

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#26 Bob8

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 02:54 PM

The traditional game of Aunt Sally is played in pubs around the Midlands, and it seems once at fairgrounds. We are a nation full of weird and unusual events/games: cheese rolling, well dressing etc. What goes on around your neck of the woods?


Although declined somewhat in St Helens and once attracting huge turnouts, Billinge still holds its annual Walking Day Parade. Wigan folk undertake an annual trek up Winter Hill on Good Friday. I went some years back, where there was a fair to be enjoyed for those who made it.

I first encountered people Aunt Sally in Oxford, while they were next to us during our rugby league training.


There was understandable curiosity to see a sport that was either thought to have died off or just to a quiant localised past time.......

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