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Sports Day at Picquets Way
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Sports Day at Picquets Way

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Sports Day at Picquets Way in the mid-1950s. No, I don't know what they were doing, either (and I was probably there!) - but whatever it was, the weather was perfect for it!
Picture added on 01 October 2017 at 15:35
Surely apple bobbing! The game is played by filling a large basin with water and putting apples in the water where they will float at the surface. Children then attempt to 'catch' one with their teeth. Use of arms is not allowed, and these were often tied behind the back to prevent cheating. I would guess that in the event photographed above one of the rules was to keep both hands on the ground, so perhaps there is indeed a bit of cheating going on. Would the culprit please own up!
Added by Lewis Wood on 02 October 2017
Hi Peter I run a FB group
Of Banstead " Memoirs & Topics of Tadworth and surrounding areas ..etc "Your photos and comments would be of great interest to the Members
Have I your permission to copy and paste ? Or if you prefer join our group .You would be most welcome
Kind Regards
Christine Barella
Added by Christine Barella on 26 October 2017
Hi Christine - yes, you're very welcome to cut and paste; thanks for asking. I'm not on FB, otherwise I'd certainly join the group. If I can help further, do let me know.


Note from LNW: Hi Christine, If you do use any of the images on this site please include a credit to the Banstead History Research Group.
Added by Peter Denton on 28 October 2017
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