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From: "George Spooner" <>
Subject: Re: Pub game
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 11:40:16 +0800
It sounds very much as though it is a variant of the game of 'shove
ha'penny' which was a very popular pub game at one time. The coin was
slid from the far end of the table and points awarded based on where it
----- Original Message -----
From: "Colin Chambers" <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 10:15 AM
Subject: Pub game
> Hi List,
> I was at a friends place on Friday night and, once again, the subject
> the origin and original use for a table he has was raised. Since the
> general consensus was that the table would have come from an old
> pub and the markings on it would have been used for some form of pub
> game I thought I would ask the oracle (all my Root Web lists).
> The table is quite small, may be 2 feet by 3 feet (60cm x 1m) with two
> concentric circles at one end. Two lines about 6 inches (15cm) apart
> proceed from the edge of the outer circle to the edge of the end of
> table, about 6 inches (15cm). The area between these lines is then cut
> in half to give a rectangle bounded on one side by the edge of the
> and almost a rectangle bounded on one side by the edge of the circle.
> While between the two circles the area is divided into 8 sections,
> The rectangle on the edge of the table has the number 300 in it and
> area between it and the circle has the word BULL in it. The 8 circle
> segments have the numbers 10,20,30,40,50,60,70 and 80 and the centre
> circle has 200 in it.
> If any one has any knowledge of this game or has any ideas even I
> love to hear from you. My father was a strong supporter of "local
> business" all over Kent at one time when he was a young fellow but he
> has no recollection of any game like this.
> Colin ;-)
> ATTWOOD, Kent, 1879+; BALDWIN, Middlesex, 1855+; BALDWIN, Norfolk,
> BLUNKELL, Middlesex, c1840; BRAUNSTON Kent, 1870+; BROOKWELL, Bethnal
> Green, c1840-c1950;
> CHAMBERS, Kent, 1847+; KNOWLES, Lincolnshire, c1840-c1860; KNOWLES,
> Middlesex/Essex, c1860+;
> KONDZIALKI, Middlesex/Essex, c1881+; KONDZIALKI, Poland, c1840-c1888;
> OVER, Kent, 1817+; PLUM, Kent, c1880+.