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Re: A list of old kids games. [Re: Habdab] #1015099
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Re: A list of old kids games. [Re: Habdab] #1015102
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Originally Posted by granny
Top and whip


Granny is that the one were us boys asked the girls to whip their tops off ? laffin

Re: A list of old kids games. [Re: Dilly] #1015112
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Originally Posted by Dilly
Originally Posted by granny
Top and whip


Granny is that the one were us boys asked the girls to whip their tops off ? laffin


That reminds me of my first school yard girlfriend. Just when things were beginning to stir in our minds and the girls were just starting to develop. Puberty and curiosity seemed to coincide.

As kids i remember we played "war", made dens that tramps slept in,had rope swings over tree branches with a big knot or stick as seat. Mud sticks was another ...you found a suitably whippy stick and moulded a dollop of mud on the end and sent it flying.
Endless hot summers playing in the fields no fears of bogeymen or paedos. Your mam never worried just expected you home anytime before dark.4 hour footy matches until billy had to go home with his orange wembley trophy football then out would come the deflated casey. No touchlines..it was a throw in when the ball went in the long grass.
Funny how maturity doesnt stop men playing with deflated balls. I often turn my attention to my flies....fishing ones that is.

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Originally Posted by fish5133
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Originally Posted by granny
Top and whip


Granny is that the one were us boys asked the girls to whip their tops off ? laffin


That reminds me of my first school yard girlfriend. Just when things were beginning to stir in our minds and the girls were just starting to develop. Puberty and curiosity seemed to coincide.

As kids i remember we played "war", made dens that tramps slept in,had rope swings over tree branches with a big knot or stick as seat. Mud sticks was another ...you found a suitably whippy stick and moulded a dollop of mud on the end and sent it flying.
Endless hot summers playing in the fields no fears of bogeymen or paedos. Your mam never worried just expected you home anytime before dark.4 hour footy matches until billy had to go home with his orange wembley trophy football then out would come the deflated casey. No touchlines..it was a throw in when the ball went in the long grass.
Funny how maturity doesnt stop men playing with deflated balls. I often turn my attention to my flies....fishing ones that is.


Nice memories Fish, but I'm horrified at the pair of you. 'Whip tops off '? 'Playing with deflated balls'? Do these come under 'Hand Games' or Ball Games ?


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Re: A list of old kids games. [Re: Habdab] #1015123
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Yea Fish that's how it was when I was a kid too, went out in the morning if lucky we had a bottle of water and some jam butties not to be seen till much later and boy did we have fun. No money needed just as you say made our own fun. Shame for the kids today we dare not let them out of our sight.

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Granny --I think its called Handball. Our games master was very good at it --did it for England--!

Aye Cools--probably still a few remote country hamlets where kids can still play free but then they have all the electronic gadgets that does the thinking for them and takes away a lot of there imagination. A bit dated but still enjoy watching 1974 swallows and amazons --when could you get away with calling a girl Titty without PC madness. Now shes become a potato.

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Re: A list of old kids games. [Re: fish5133] #1015190
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Originally Posted by fish5133
probably still a few remote country hamlets where kids can still play free

My children often say how much they enjoyed living in a tiny village in South Shropshire from 1966 to 1976. No street lights, so they got to learn the star formations, working on one of the farms at the weekend, learning to shoot a rifle: oh, and the cat used to follow them to school, across the churchyard, and sat in the classroom.
I go back occasionally and it hasn't changed much, just that the house we bought for 3,300 in 1966 recently sold for 450,000.


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Re: A list of old kids games. [Re: chriskay] #1015578
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how about our childhood Chris. Playing on bomb sites, flat lanes blackberry picking, playing in the quarry at Storton woods to name but a few places


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Originally Posted by jimbob
how about our childhood Chris. Playing on bomb sites, flat lanes blackberry picking, playing in the quarry at Storton woods to name but a few places


Good memories, Jim. We were too young to have played in the Storeton woods quarry; you must mean the one on the other side of Mount Rd. I remember the tunnel into it, under Mount Rd. was not completely blocked.
I remember playing on the allotments before they built the Mount Estate there.


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Re: A list of old kids games. [Re: Habdab] #1015668
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Did anyone play brick "conkers" on the bomb sites? You took turns in putting your brick on the ground while your opponent tried to break it with his, bricks with mortar on them were favourites as they absorbed some of the force, but they weren't too good at smashing other bricks. Happy days.

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And from another thread:

"that game of nearest the wall with the cardboard milk bottle tops, gave lots of us lads hours of fun on dry days. Kneeling on the edge of the kerbstone with toes in the gutter flicking the tops across the pavement. Happy days.
Snod may be getting mixed up regarding the tab, think it was on the early silver foil top bottle of milk. {gold top if full cream}"

Thanks, Jimbob.


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Re: A list of old kids games. [Re: chriskay] #1018409
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Originally Posted by chriskay
And from another thread:

"that game of nearest the wall with the cardboard milk bottle tops, gave lots of us lads hours of fun on dry days. Kneeling on the edge of the kerbstone with toes in the gutter flicking the tops across the pavement. Happy days.
Snod may be getting mixed up regarding the tab, think it was on the early silver foil top bottle of milk. {gold top if full cream}"

Thanks, Jimbob.

Originally Posted by the_pope
pigeon toss for real money, we used a 2 pence piece and flick it against a wall, whoever got closest to the wall wins,


Sounds similar
Was the coin version called pigeon toss or pitching toss?
The way we talked, it sounded like pigeon. That said, 'de do don't de doh' doesn't sound like 'they do though don't they though' grin

Re: A list of old kids games. [Re: Habdab] #1018496
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It was called "Pitch and Toss" the adult version was played outside Pubs on a Sunday afternoon with lookouts for the Police, you could get prosecuted with a hefty fine , I remember my "old feller" getting done, he wasn't very happy it was in all the local papers, this was in the late 40s early 50s. I know there was some serious money won and lost. Fortunately I was never a gambler, when I was serving my apprenticeship I used to get sent to the bookies to put bets on, I was never sent to collect the winnings because there wasn't any, in later years I was very friendly with a local bookie who impressed upon me that the bookie wins overall every time.

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