Mudcat Café message #407645 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29667   Message #407645
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
27-Feb-01 - 08:26 PM
Thread Name: Knocky Door Ginger
Subject: RE: Knocky Door Ginger
If anyone is interested, I have the rules for "five stone" as we played it against the school wall in the late forties.

I'm interested! (And I seem to remeber bert putting out a request for the same info some time back.) If we don't gather this stuff now it'll get lost.

But walking through the town centre and seeing all the kids from 5 to 16 with these doty little scooters that are fashionable now, I feel hopeful we'll be seeing gobs/fivestones back again - all it needs is to have Harry Potter start playing it, and a few teachers trying to ban it. (Well, actually there is a version of a game called Gobs in one of the Harry Potter books, but it's not the same game at all...) But we'll need to have the rules handy to pass on if they are wanted.