You may be interested in this book, edited by our own Tony Collins: Encyclopedia of Traditional British Rural Sports
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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.
Posted 10 December 2014 - 09:08 PM
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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