Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 19th November, 2008)
The Clacker Man
Photo: Dave (Nikon D3 - Nikon 28-70mm AF-S F2.8)
I'd book him for my wake.Rik-Raks is what we used to call them.
We called them `rick racks` & used meat bones, when I was a lad.
my dad still has some Rik Raks that are made from bones.
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.