Village events for June

June 6, 2015 No Comments by Sally Robinson

Friday 12 June from 7pm is the next pub night at the village hall with supper and a chance to play Aunt Sally

Monday 29 June at 8pm is the Annual General Meeting – an opportunity to give us your views and feedback

and don’t forget next years fete is on Saturday May 14th 2016

If you don’t know what Aunt Sally is a pub game that was traditionally played in central English pubs and fairgrounds.

An Aunt Sally was originally the modelled head of an old woman with a clay pipe in her mouth, or later a ball on a stick.Aunt_Sally_1911_WGCToday, the game of Aunt Sally is still played in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, South Northamptonshire[2] and Warwickshire. The ball is on a short plinth about 10 cm high and is known as a “dolly”. The dolly is placed on a dog-legged metal spike a metre high, and players throw sticks or short battens at the dolly, trying to knock it off without hitting the spike. Successfully hitting the dolly off is known as a “doll”; however if the spike is hit first, then the score does not count and is called an “iron”.

 

 

 

 

 

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