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Miner's annual Gala's

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« on: August 28, 2008, 09:14:29 am »

Peggy was used as a way of betting against one another, was also known as knurr and spell, and fox and hound in different parts of the north

The peg was placed on either a small block of wood or the flat edge of a brick, each man using the same peg, the peg was then struck downwards, and due to it's shape would fly up in a straight line, allowing it to be hit by the peggy stick, the stick was of your own design but had to be made of wood.

When the peg was hit, the hitter then had to guess how far it was away, his opponent then had to stride to the peg, either by running or walking, the difference then being the points for the strider, and bets were laid between the other people there as to what the difference would be

The game could go on all day with different people playing each other, i used to spend many a sunday with my old fella on the field at the side of what is now sycamore way.

A great game ..... if you want to know the shape of the peg or the stick .... let me know

Would love a game
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