Benjamin Posted June 5, 2014 Share Posted June 5, 2014 Marbles! What a crackin' game. Although some thought it funny. We called 'em 'pops', played in the lane an' used 'em just like money. Smudge an' Peewee, Jim 'n' me sent Gasworks kids a dare. To a Sat'day morning jamboree wi' everybody there. Make a circle in the muck an' each put five 'pops' in' Take turns to 'plonk' an' trust to luck for 'keeps' if you should win. They didn't like our rules at all, nor how we were a-farin'. They 'plonked off' wi' a golfin' ball but we'd a great ball-bearin'. We cleaned 'em out by ten o'clock, an' gathered up our 'pops'. Put winnings in a sweaty sock then of to do some 'swaps'. Four marbles for a penny piece down at the market stall. Meant that we got a tanner each an' we'd lost bugger all. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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