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Piggy
Started by: blackrodweaver (446) Report abuse
Does any body remember the old game we used to play in our youth Piggy/ Peggy / Nippy depending on where you live. Does anybody still play it anywhere..

Posted by: priscus (5945) Report abuse
Did you carve/whittle your own piggies?

Posted by: bassman (3519) Report abuse
Remember piggy....one lad flipped it up, struck it perfectly and it went through a window.....Usain Bolt wouldn't have caught us that day..

Posted by: retep1949 (362) Report abuse
I remember my Dad carving piggies out of sections from a brush steel and showing us how to play piggy.Down Liverpool rd in Hindley near Stoney Lane bridge was a field known as the piggy field because it was where piggy was played.

Posted by: i-spy (13270)  Report abuse
I never realised there were so many in Wigan world over 100.

Posted by: dennis dickinson (1120) Report abuse
Yes, I remember playing 'Piggy' in UpHolland in the early 1950s.

Posted by: blackrodweaver (446) Report abuse
We used to play in our lunch times at Hawker Siddley lostock had a league used to enjoy it.

Posted by: aiflanc (1463) Report abuse
We knew piggy as Tippit ,some also called it nipsy
As a lad we lived in a mining village Nr Doncaster,and our street went in a huge arc. The street behind us also went in an arc the opposite way ,which left a huge area to play football or any games . One the games was tippit which we played singly or in teams during the school holidays . The miners would do the same especially after a session in the pub at weekends . The tippit about 5 inches x1.5 inch square,preferably hard wood was laid on a brick for 3 inch of its length . the player would tap the tippet from underneath ,causing it to spin and then the player had to hit it as hard,with a stick ,lath,pick shaft or as one man had, was a thin stick made of hickory .
The aim was to score yards ,paced out from the brick to the landing place .Bets galore ,fun and skill all in one game and cheap equipment for the school holidays

Posted by: priscus (5945) Report abuse
Ours were not square section, but cylindrical, about 1.3 ins Dia, One end slightly rounded to chamfer the sharp edges.

The opposite end, approx 2,2 ins of the cylinder carved/whittled away to produce a cone shape, with a blunt rounded point.

A neighbour was a retired miner, who sat out on his doorstep, chewing tobacco and whittling piggies.

 
 
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