Strange but True .... fairly interesting tales from a bygone era

Strange but True .... fairly interesting tales from a bygone era
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#1

I find stories about ordinary folks, extraordinary lives in times gone by, facinating and judging by the popularity of the ‘old photos’ thread, there’s a few on here do also.

I wanted to share this quite interesting article but couldn’t find a suitable thread. So now there is one

Pushball … A game for giants that bewitched Britain


#2

Didn’t the three stooges from Top Gear play push ball with mini’s and other small cars?


#3

Sounds like something they’d do Phil, tho’ I’m not sure … never really watched it with any regularity, mainly because I’m not a middle class egotist with a very small knob *

… oh and I’m not that interested in cars really :lou_lol:

*not a reference to you @philippinesaint , tho’ I’m sure you realise that anyway :lou_wink_2:


#4

“Pushball is a game for giants. Such a game as the gods on Olympus might have played without great loss of dignity,”

Not like Quidditch then. I mean come on, who has any dignity running around a field with a broomstick stuck between their arse-cheeks? Harry Potter isn’t real people!


#5

At Twickenham no less.

Trashed the cars AND the pitch.

It was as usual daft and funny in their bike shed humour way


#6

… Fatso mebbe ? … not sure dignity’s a big issue with him. Infact it’d probably tick a couple of boxes :lou_lol:


#7

I would never lower myself to that level.

I have servants and things you know :lou_lol:

Regarding the small knob that doesnt bother me, as long as I get some pleasure from its use, that’s all that counts :lou_is_a_flirt:


#8

Never thought I’d be a bit jealous of some one with a 'lil weenie. I’ve got a massive one myself …, used exclusively for pissing out of recently :lou_sad:


#9

That was a sympathetic upvote from me @steveintheforest for the lack of recent use , but not because you have a massive cock - No don’t PM with proof,

:lou_wink_2:


#10

The older one’s on here will remember Southampton Zoo on the common. I can vaguely recall going there a few times as a kid but don’t really remember it being the charming, magical place this article portrays … I’ve got in my mind a sorry bunch of flea bitten animals in concrete boxes.

Who remembers Southampton Zoo ?

Was surprised to see that it was still open up until 1985, I thought it closed down well before that


#11

It always used to be Easter bank holiday go to the zoo during the day and then onto the fair on the common in the evening.


#12

Used to be “A big day out” for me. All I remember is that it was the only place I ever found 7Up (the drink not a night out with the forum krew)