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Raven

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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #15 on: Dec 04, 2023, 07:57:07 AM »
They don't look anything like Jacks to me. :scratch_ones_head:
These are Jacks.


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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #16 on: Dec 04, 2023, 11:03:19 AM »
I remember cube shaped wooden ones with fluted sides.

Maybe they were Wartime austerity ones?
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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #17 on: Dec 04, 2023, 06:40:51 PM »
What lovely games we used to play ...  :yes:


What about that game called oranges and lemons ... and here comes the chopper to chop off your head.
That'd traumatise kids nowadays. They'd need counselling after playing it.

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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #18 on: Dec 04, 2023, 07:18:40 PM »
What lovely games we used to play ...  :yes:


What about that game called oranges and lemons ... and here comes the chopper to chop off your head.
That'd traumatise kids nowadays. They'd need counselling after playing it.


Knock down ginger, that's the earliest I can recall. Just don't let the local bobby catch you at it .. the knocking I mean😉
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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #19 on: Dec 04, 2023, 08:31:22 PM »
They don't look anything like Jacks to me. :-\
These are Jacks.



Yes,  they are the same as the ones I used to have, too. 

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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #20 on: Dec 06, 2023, 08:34:11 AM »
It's the game that is called Jacks, the objects used whether metal, bone or stones are irrelevant. I do recall the ball that came with shop bought jacks but we never used it, we threw one jack in the air and gathered the appropriate number of jacks before catching it.

(at least that is how I remember it)
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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #21 on: Feb 16, 2024, 09:18:04 PM »
Well blow me.   I think you are the only one who knows what I meant, Raven.   :good:


Mups I still have a pack , had them out yesterday showing my little great niece .
She was distinctly underwhelmed .


We also played five stones which was a poor manís version ,.
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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #22 on: Feb 16, 2024, 09:54:06 PM »

Mups I still have a pack , had them out yesterday showing my little great niece .
She was distinctly underwhelmed .


We also played five stones which was a poor manís version ,.

Well blow me.  Fancy you still having a set of Jacks.    They might be worth something one day.   :)
I vaguely remember the 5 stones too. 

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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #23 on: Feb 17, 2024, 12:46:42 AM »
Reminiscing Ö going to the park and throwing sticks up to get conkers.  Not a member of the health and safety executive in sight.
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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #24 on: Feb 17, 2024, 09:18:30 AM »
Reminiscing Ö going to the park and throwing sticks up to get conkers.  Not a member of the health and safety executive in sight.
They cant have conkers in school now as some would compare sizes and we all know how much size matters 😉👍
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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #25 on: Feb 19, 2024, 09:15:05 AM »
Nah itís health and Safety .😀
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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #26 on: Mar 09, 2024, 10:34:56 AM »
Playing marbles or hopscotch in the street.


anyone remember the marbles game we called Podge ?

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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #27 on: Mar 09, 2024, 10:36:04 AM »
Skipping ropes ( girls only )


speak for yourself girlfriend

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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #28 on: Mar 09, 2024, 10:58:51 AM »
We called them five stones. I canít remember them all but... it was...


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Re: The simple ones were t'best (incl. the lasses)
« Reply #29 on: Mar 09, 2024, 11:00:31 AM »

Knock down ginger, that's the earliest I can recall. Just don't let the local bobby catch you at it .. the knocking I mean😉


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