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bilzin

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The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« on: Nov 27, 2023, 07:01:33 PM »
Tin can and string stilts,  not forgetting...metal wheel roller skates and a square of plywood made into skateboards


   ay  them were t'days

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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #1 on: Nov 27, 2023, 07:43:14 PM »
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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #2 on: Nov 27, 2023, 08:45:12 PM »
Tin can and string stilts,  not forgetting...metal wheel roller skates and a square of plywood made into skateboards


   ay  them were t'days

Don't agree, one of the happiest days of my childhood was when my metal wheeled roller skates were replaced with a pair of Jaco Skates, rubber wheels and all.

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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #3 on: Nov 28, 2023, 12:01:07 PM »
Not forgetting the wooden trolley (soap box)made out of the wheels of the pram when my brother got to big for it

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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #4 on: Dec 01, 2023, 12:18:28 AM »
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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #5 on: Dec 01, 2023, 10:00:15 AM »
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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #6 on: Dec 01, 2023, 01:00:59 PM »
Anyone remember the 'Jax'  or 'Jacks'  we used to calll 'em?

The little metal criss-cross things we  held in our hands, then gently tossed in the air to see how many we could catch on the backs of our hands.

We used to go 'scrumping'  sometimes,  too. 

Ooh,  and knock on doors then run away.

Little brat.   :sarcastic:

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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #7 on: Dec 01, 2023, 03:02:18 PM »
Aye Mups we used to play Jacks. :dance1:
We also used to play Doublers against a wall with 2 balls, the show offs used 3. :to_clue:

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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #8 on: Dec 01, 2023, 11:57:54 PM »
Aye Mups we used to play Jacks. :dance1:
We also used to play Doublers against a wall with 2 balls, the show offs used 3. :to_clue:

Well blow me.   I think you are the only one who knows what I meant, Raven.   :good:

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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #9 on: Dec 02, 2023, 03:50:53 AM »
Anyone remember the 'Jax'  or 'Jacks'  we used to calll 'em?

The little metal criss-cross things we  held in our hands, then gently tossed in the air to see how many we could catch on the backs of our hands.

We used to go 'scrumping'  sometimes,  too. 

Ooh,  and knock on doors then run away.

Little brat.   :sarcastic:

I too remember that game except we used to get sheep's knucklebones from the butcher and use them (after cleaning and boiling). We called the game knucklebones as I recall but it was the same game except you didn't have to buy anything.

Lets face it you could use anything of a similar size even pebbles.
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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #10 on: Dec 02, 2023, 05:08:36 PM »
I too remember that game except we used to get sheep's knucklebones from the butcher and use them (after cleaning and boiling). We called the game knucklebones as I recall but it was the same game except you didn't have to buy anything.

Lets face it you could use anything of a similar size even pebbles.

Oooer.    That's certainly novel,  Bruce. 
Don't think I'd fancy playing with a dead sheep's bones though  -   or a dead anything's bones.   :)

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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #11 on: Dec 02, 2023, 07:20:24 PM »
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We also used to play Doublers against a wall with 2 balls, the show offs used 3. :to_clue:


I can still play most of the Doublers routines [only we just called it Two Balls].  Our routine was:


6 of under
6 of over
6 alternating under and over
4 bouncy [where you bounced the ball against the wall, caught the one coming off the wall with other hand ....repeated
3 bouncy [stood astride and bounced the balls through the back of your legs]  Can't do this one any more, I think it involved skirts tucked up the leg of your knickers, or short shorts.
2 dropsy to end the routine, just throwing the ball against the wall and letting it bounce into your hand.
 
I could play 3 balls but couldn't really do any routines with them, nor get up any speed.
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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #12 on: Dec 02, 2023, 07:49:38 PM »
We did the over, under, and the alternating. We also did one hand only. I've not heard of the other ways you mention. I was just starting to get to grips with 3 balls when I moved to the older girls school, they didn't do anything like that though, it was way beneath them and for young kids only.  :D

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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #13 on: Dec 03, 2023, 03:20:51 PM »
I can remember 'juggling' with 3 balls and gradually building up to 5.
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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #14 on: Dec 04, 2023, 06:03:49 AM »
Oooer.    That's certainly novel,  Bruce. 
Don't think I'd fancy playing with a dead sheep's bones though  -   or a dead anything's bones.   :)

Didn't you use bone handled knives when you were young?

Actually some of the plastic shop versions of Jacks are modelled on sheep's knucklebones.

Didn't take long to find some, here you go...



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