Started by: blackrodweaver (628) 

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..

Started: 2nd Aug 2017 at 20:44

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Did you carve/whittle your own piggies?

Replied: 2nd Aug 2017 at 21:11

Posted by: bassman (3591)

Remember lad flipped it up, struck it perfectly and it went through a window.....Usain Bolt wouldn't have caught us that day..

Replied: 2nd Aug 2017 at 22:56

Posted by: retep1949 (863)

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.

Replied: 3rd Aug 2017 at 15:04

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

I never realised there were so many in Wigan world over 100.

Replied: 3rd Aug 2017 at 16:50

Posted by: dennis dickinson (1131)

Yes, I remember playing 'Piggy' in UpHolland in the early 1950s.

Replied: 3rd Aug 2017 at 21:34

Posted by: blackrodweaver (628) 

We used to play in our lunch times at Hawker Siddley lostock had a league used to enjoy it.

Replied: 4th Aug 2017 at 20:12

Posted by: aiflanc (1463)

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

Replied: 5th Aug 2017 at 23:25
Last edited by aiflanc: 5th Aug 2017 at 23:27:56

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

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.

Replied: 6th Aug 2017 at 12:38


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