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Arlene

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Old street games
« on: June 22, 2007, 10:13:06 PM »
Anybody old enough to remember playing with  peeries ( spinning top ) & whips or a hoop & cleek. Or playing Churchie one man over or You can't cross the Red Sea.
How many other games can any of you remember playing in the street ?
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Mageeka

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Re: Old street games
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007, 10:21:33 PM »
Arlene
Arkie the poster here, still has a peerie from when he was a kid.  I remember decorating them with silver paper and colored chalk

Jeannie

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Re: Old street games
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2007, 10:47:13 PM »
Arlene
My mum-in-law was talking about playing with a peerie and a hoop and cleek last Sunday when she was here for the day and that was the first I had heard of them.  I remember hop scotch, u marked the street out with chalk and used an old empty shoe polish tin, german skipping, and thunder and lightning (rapping the doors and running away). 

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2007, 10:48:08 PM »
My favorite was Marlies also Rounders, Tag, Catch and Kiss with the girls of course.     The girls played Hopscotch and Skipping
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Re: Old street games
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2007, 10:48:42 PM »
Also 1 2 3 Red Lights.  What time is it Mr Wolf.

charles w

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Re: Old street games
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2007, 09:06:25 PM »
What about quoits,  kick the tin,  Rallieo, KDRF and queenio.  Anyone remember them?

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Re: Old street games
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2007, 09:23:58 PM »
Hi Charles W,
What was KDRF ?
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Jeannie

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Re: Old street games
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2007, 09:25:13 PM »
queenio rings a bell, but that is it, can't remember how it was played tho??
What is KDRF?

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Re: Old street games
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2007, 09:36:45 PM »
Kick the door and run like f--k.  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2007, 09:48:41 PM »
DOH stupid me. Should have realised it was something like that
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2007, 09:56:27 PM »
I remember queenio charles.
It involved someone being "it" and standing with their back to all the othe kids. It would then throw a small ball, usually an old tennis ball over their shoulder to the group behind.
Who ever caught it would put it in theit pocket or up thir jumper etc.
It would then turn round and face the group who would chant together
 " Queenio, queenio, who's got the ball, I have'nt got it, in my pocket!"

It would then guess and if right the ball holder would become "it".

If only i could remember what i learnt at school as  well  ;)
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Re: Old street games
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2007, 10:11:47 PM »
My Mum used to talk of a game were you swung round the lamp posts on ropes, can't remember the name of it
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Re: Old street games
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2007, 10:49:56 PM »
Kids used the old gas light posts as a swing. The top of thre gas light poles ad 2 handles at the top used for the gas lighter to hold onto when lighting the lamp. Even after automatic lighting was intoduced the handles stayed. A rope was easily attached to these and if you push off the pavement in a clockwise direction you would swing around the post ala maypole fashion.

I think he last of the gas lamps where removed around the late 50's
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Re: Old street games
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2007, 01:05:42 AM »
charles w

Kick the door and run like f--k.  ;D

A more polite name was thunder and lightening - bang the door and run away!?

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Re: Old street games
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2007, 01:25:34 AM »
does anyone recall mossycock (or maybe it was churchie and one man over)