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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
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