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    Another kids game which seems to have vanished is marbles. As young boys we would play marbles from home to the school gate - reversed going home.
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    Marbles, reminds me of a neighbor many years ago.

    Went to his doc with a problem with the toilet.
    Doc gave him pills which he said he must put in his back passage.

    Week later sees his doc and tells him the wife is in hospital.

    How come asks the doc.

    Well those pills you prescribed for me were about the size of marbles, put them in the back passage like you said and she slipped in them and broke her leg.
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    World Marbles Championships 2019

    German side ‘1st MC Erzgebirge’ won this year’s World Marbles Championship on Good Friday (19th April) in West Sussex, beating former champions Black Dog Boozers by 39 – 0 in the one sided final.

    The car park of the ‘The Greyhound’ public house may not be the most salubrious of locations but, according to folklore, this site has been used since 1588.

    It is claimed that marbles has been played at Tinsley Green in West Sussex for hundreds of years, although the current World championship games hark back to its revival in the early 1930’s.


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    Of course viewing what is ocurring in UK these days regarding the Parliament it could well be that the Conker season will soon be replaced by the bonkers season.
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    So that would mean that Bonkers season would be the same as losing one's marbles.

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    Did have a chuckle at that Trevor but,
    do hope we keep to conkers and marbles
    rather than politics. LOL. Keith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Bodiam View Post
    So that would mean that Bonkers season would be the same as losing one's marbles.
    Trevor, half of them in the parliament lost their marbles years ago.
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    Trevor, half of them in the parliament lost their marbles years ago. John

    Wrong John
    should have said ....ALL of them.

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    Did health and safety ban conkers from playgrounds

    From 2011.

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