Comment by Dave Marsh on 19th November 2008 at 00:06
I'd book him for my wake.Rik-Raks is what we used to call them.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 19th November 2008 at 07:08
We called them `rick racks` & used meat bones, when I was a lad.
Comment by joan whittle on 19th November 2008 at 14:30
my dad still has some Rik Raks that are made from bones.
Comment by Lionel A on 6th June 2014 at 14:16
I was born in Blackburn, although my dad's family were from Lowton St Mary, Golborn.I envied the rick-rack players. A couple of pieces of rib bone and they were away! I never had the dexterity to develop the skill. Now they are purely for the nostalgia buffs. No-one wants to admit today that spoond and rik raks proved the point that if necessity was the mother of invention, poverty was often the dad.
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