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Ask a question.... / Re: 1930's = 1940's Game - Pegotty
« on: August 27, 2017, 06:41 PM »
hi too shy thats the game split the kippers , any one remember these two games slaps, and knuckles ? must have been mad  :)
Hi Greeny..... yes remember both "slaps and knuckles" very well - I even taught those games to my own kids too - Ha.Ha.

- Have a good week.

Ask a question.... / Re: 1930's = 1940's Game - Pegotty
« on: August 25, 2017, 03:05 AM »
Never heard of "splits" before....what on earth was it for?   What was the point - or end result?  and besides the kitchen knife, what did you use and what was the intent?   ???
Hi Joyce, well any knife would do...... (usually one from the home cutlery drawer) so, its a game for two players - who stood on soft ground (grass) and faced each other with their feet astride at shoulder width. Okay, the object of the game was to make your opponent do the splits by progressivly widening their stance (feet) until they eventually fall over. In order to do that one player threw the knife at the ground which had to stick in the soft grass (blade first) if it stuck in the ground then the opponent had to move their foot to touch the knife then remove it from the ground and give the knife back to the thrower....... for another go. Hence if you could stick the knife in at every throw - the the game is won by the thrower because the opponent would eventually lose balance and fall over. However, if a throwers blade did not stick-in, then the other player became the thrower and so worked on the opponent to widen their stance. I often saw this game whereby both players were at their limit of balance... and because of that neither player could successfully throw the knife to make it stick-in the ground (watchers would retrieve any knife that had bounced away from reach of the players) - then it became a test of strength and duration. So, whomever fell over first - duly lost the contest. Hard to explain the tension, strength and levels of concentration required... but I hope you've got the principals of how it was played. I've seen players who were straddled for hours - some even continued to play after dark (in torchlight) Hahaha - the good old days brought out pride grit and a great determination to last. - eh?

Have a great day.....


Ask a question.... / Re: 1930's = 1940's Game - Pegotty
« on: August 23, 2017, 06:36 PM »
Remember playing "Splits" using a kitchen knife - anyone?

Smile, please! / Re: oldies
« on: August 17, 2017, 06:33 PM »
Happy Many Returns of the Day...... just keep-on clicking along.

- Larry

General Discussion / Re: THE PARTITION 1947
« on: August 14, 2017, 04:47 PM »
Hi Greeny,
Alas, this very same example/form of humanity/inhumanity is observable again and again - globally.

Lets be kind to all.....

- Larry. E

Genealogy / Re: Passchendaele
« on: August 01, 2017, 03:08 PM »
My son Ian and Grandson Jacob were at the Medin Gate yesterday to lay a wreath my Uncle Ernest Bardsley was killed in the battle one 100 years ago
Ernest joined up when he was to young and was sent home from France,and went back to work at the Snipe pit till he was old enough to going back to his
mates in 2/9 Battalion Manchester Regiment  RIP

We will remember them..... Lest We Forget!

General Discussion / Re: Weather or not.
« on: August 01, 2017, 03:05 PM »
Started off with a frosty minus 2 which blossomed into a mild 20 something, not bad for the middle of winter here in Godzone, been a damp cold winter so it's nice to see the sun for a change, six weeks since the solstice, things can only get better  ;)

Godzone ?   Pigs arse!

Everyone knows God is Australian - and thats why most of the Kiwis are here


Talking about Ashton / Re: Market webcam back
« on: July 19, 2017, 03:33 PM »
My dad always said that whatever the weather was in New York (USA) - will invariably occur in UK - 2 weeks later

Technical Matters / Re: Error 500
« on: July 19, 2017, 03:30 PM »
Testing it again (See if this post works - without the error coming up)

Technical Matters / Re: Error 500
« on: July 17, 2017, 05:40 PM »
cheers OK now

Technical Matters / Re: Error 500
« on: July 14, 2017, 06:15 PM »
Its still here !!!!

Talking about Ashton / Re: New building update video
« on: July 14, 2017, 06:14 PM »
Thanks Vanessa

Technical Matters / Re: Error 500
« on: July 11, 2017, 10:47 AM »
That is all good news Martin..... Thankyou

Technical Matters / Re: Error 500
« on: July 09, 2017, 06:00 PM »
This problem continues and is intermittent

Technical Matters / Re: Error 500
« on: July 01, 2017, 07:56 PM »
Anyone else keep getting this error when trying to open discussion forum from the main site on A mobile phone ourjud1
Yep.... me too !!

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