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JUST QUOITS

Just Quoits (1934)

Footage of a Quoits match.

MOP FIGHT

Mop Fight (1936)

Girls mop fight - in water.

GIRLS AND RINGS

Girls And Rings (1938)

A young woman uses her friends' legs instead of wooden pegs in a game of quoits.

EGG AND SPOON WATER RACE

Egg And Spoon Water Race (1936)

Girls swimming with eggs on spoons in their mouths.

SCRAMBALL issue title - DIVERSION

Scramball Issue Title - Diversion (1942)

Girls play a game called Scramball which is a mixture of...

ANOTHER GAME FOR EVE

Another Game For Eve (1922)

New game called "Disco" - a crazy tennis style game played in teams.

FOOTBALL - AS IT MIGHT BE PLAYED

Football - As It Might Be Played (1928)

Game of motorcycle football - various shots.

HITCH YOUR WAGON TO A STEER

Hitch Your Wagon To A Steer (1933)

Men ride in buggies attached to oxen at an Australian rodeo.

GRETCHEN'S NEW GAME!

Gretchen's New Game! (1938)

A new game in Holland looks like a cross between basketball and football.

KEEP COOL!

Keep Cool! (1931)

Firemen have a game whereby they push a ball around with water propelled from their fire...

GOING - GOING - GONE!  OFF

Going - Going - Gone! Off (1933)

Ace proponents of log rolling show off their skills.

JUMPING STICKS

Jumping Sticks (1937)

A man uses a pogo stick to take his morning exercise along the promenade.

PLAYING MARBLES

Playing Marbles (1937)

A group of men play marbles in a circle.

SAND BOWLS

Sand Bowls (1938)

Elderly sailors play bowls on the sand. No soundtrack.

KEEP FIT issue title - MANORS AND CUSTOMS

Keep Fit Issue Title - Manors And Customs (1938)

Footage of African women demonstrating their...

BAT AND BALL GAME issue title - WHAT'S IN A NAME ?

Bat And Ball Game Issue Title - What's In A Name ? (1938)

Footage of gentlemen playing the game of...

LIPSTICK DARTS

Lipstick Darts (1938)

A girl has a dartboard drawn on her back in lipstick and her friends throw rubber...

HI LI FEVER

Hi Li Fever (1938)

The game of Hi Li, where children hit a ball attached to their bat by elastic, is...

NOSE RACE aka HARD ON THE NOSE

Nose Race AKA Hard On The Nose (1939)

Girls engage in the nose race at the beach.

WATER SPORTS

Water Sports (1939)

Girls have fun in the swimming pool trying to bite apples on a rope whilst the men...

TRAVELLING DART BOARD issue title is HAPPY DAYS

Travelling Dart Board Issue Title Is Happy Days (1938)

Man on bike carries around dart board,...

EGG BOWLS

Egg Bowls (1940)

Four women play bowls with boiled eggs and try and crack their opponents' shells.

MALECAN GAME

Malecan Game (1940)

South coast fishermen play a game of Malecan on the beach.

STOOLBALL

Stoolball (1951)

Footage of women's stoolball competition in progress in Sussex.

EQUESTRIANS

Equestrians (1931)

Horse jumping and equestrian games at Richmond.

A REGATTA TIP

A Regatta Tip (1929)

Fun in a river where people dive off a high diving board then bounce off a huge...

SPEED EVES

Speed Eves (1934)

Athletics meeting for women in Sudbury.

ROSIE GETS READY

Rosie Gets Ready (1929)

Glamour girls in swimsuits give an elephant a bath then they have a game of...

THE GIANT!

The Giant! (1927)

Very large kite is demonstrated - large group of people hang on to the kite string.

BASE - ROUNDERS

Base - Rounders (1930)

Game which is a combination of baseball, rounders and an obstacle course.

TRULY RURAL

Truly Rural (1931)

Various shots of a quoits competition.

FIREMEN'S FOOTBALL aka FIREMAN'S FOOTBALL

Firemen's Football AKA Fireman's Football (1936)

Firemen in Berlin play unusual football match...

PELOTE CHAMPIONS!

Pelote Champions! (1938)

Men in France play the game of Pelote against a wall.

JUMPERS

Jumpers (1930)

Gymkhana - various competitions for kids and their horses.

THE BUS HOUSE

The Bus House (1930)

New type of holiday home - a bus!

TREADMILL TROTTERS

Treadmill Trotters (1928)

Novelty treadmill for fun in the water also a water chute.

THE ELOPEMENT!

The Elopement! (1931)

Competition involving canoeing to a river bank, grabbing a girl then canoeing back...

TYRED AND UNTIRED

Tyred And Untired (1931)

Young boys have fun being rolled along inside car tires.

PUSHBALL PIPPINS

Pushball Pippins (1933)

Strange game played by two teams of French girls - pushing around a huge ball.

THE LOG ROLLER

The Log Roller (1933)

Excellent log rolling stunts including log rolling on roller skates!

BULLDOGS

Bulldogs (1933)

Good shots of Bulldogs - at play, on show, going for walks etc.

LIVING CHESS

Living Chess (1933)

Very cute film showing children dressed as chess pieces playing a game on an outdoor...

A WEIGHTY PROBLEM

A Weighty Problem (1933)

A group of overweight men and women are seen being weighed, exercising and...

LIVING CHESS issue title is COCKLES TO CHUCKLES

Living Chess Issue Title Is Cockles To Chuckles (1936)

Sir George Thomas and chess master...

WAYSIDE INDUSTRY

Wayside Industry (1936)

Film of a man showing his skills weaving rushes and reeds into baskets.

SAND BILLIARDS

Sand Billiards (1936)

People play a game of billiards on a table drawn in the sand of a beach.

GIRLS DRINK MILK issue title - STREAMLANED

Girls Drink Milk Issue Title - Streamlaned (1937)

Women compete in a milk drinking challenge and...

BURMA - CHINLOR aka CHINLON

Burma - Chinlor AKA Chinlon (1938)

Interesting ball game played in Burma.

QUOITS item title is ANCIENT AND MODERN

Quoits Item Title Is Ancient And Modern (1939)

Men play traditional game of quoits outside village...

BALL GAME aka STOOLBALL issue title is BELIEVE IT OR NOT

Ball Game AKA Stoolball Issue Title Is Believe It Or Not (1940)

Young women play ancient game of...