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Started by: i-spy (14979) 

Have you found anyone interesting in yours? I've just found the reason for my limp. Two great uncles were clog fighters

Started: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:01

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

I doubt any member of my past family would have been as educated as me.

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:05

Posted by: nanajacqui (3582) 

Haha educated & can't spell for peanuts !

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:24

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Oh dear he does leave himself wide open for ridicule doesn't he.

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:30

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

another thread ruined

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:31

Posted by: nanajacqui (3582) 

By you telling lies

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:31

Posted by: i-spy (14979) 

There's a clear pattern

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:32

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

I agree, i-spy, its as if they're joined at the hip

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:34

Posted by: jo anne (33386) 

I bet you feel like following in your great uncles’ footsteps, I-Spy.

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:35

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Yes, please do and clean the site out.

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:37

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

They used to doo a lot of clog fighting in Scholes, and these clog fighters used to have jobs as horse handlers, because in those days, folk would own a horse, the same way that folk own cars now, so the equivalent a car mechanic today, would be a horse handler back then, so a problem was how to make a horse behave, nowadays they refer to making a horse behave and become compliant by 'breaking it in' now I don't know what they called the process back then, but the way they used to do it, was that these hard men would strip off naked, and then they would kick these horses up and down Scholes, and that is where clog fighting came from, two naked men, with only their clogs on, would hold each other's arms, and they would kick each other in the shins.

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:46

Posted by: i-spy (14979) 

You've got to laugh...can I borrow some clogs Jo Anne.

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:48

Posted by: nanajacqui (3582) 

Bet that was a pretty site TTS

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:48

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

Mind boggles

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:49

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

I think they were actually called 'horse kickers'

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:50

Posted by: jo anne (33386) 

Sorry I-Spy, I only wore clogs as a little girl to try to get rid of my pigeon toe.

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 14:54

Posted by: i-spy (14979) 

I was a bright spark

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 19:33

Posted by: jo anne (33386) 

You were lucky, I-Spy. I remember Anne mentioning she always wanted irons on her clogs. (Nov’19)

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 19:40

Posted by: sonlyme (2786)

we couldn't afford clogs.I just had the irons glued to my bare feet.

Replied: 13th Dec 2020 at 20:33

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

osted by: i-spy (14762) View i-spy's page

I was a bright spark

Me too

Replied: 14th Dec 2020 at 08:48

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

My family tree goes way back. I'm a British/Irish/Black/Norseman from Dubai also with roots in Bethlehem. It's me birthday on the 25.

Shalom.

Replied: 14th Dec 2020 at 10:34

 

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