• Short Summary

    Locals in the West Country play games of tippit and shove halfpenny in the pub.

  • Description

    No title - Tippit and shove half penny.

    Somewhere in the West Country.

    M/S of men sat around a pub table playing tippit, various shots as they play and chalk the score on the table. Various shots as others play shove halfpenny on a board.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1306.01
    Media URN:
    43282
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:25:00 / 01:01:59:00
    Canister:
    NSP 269

Comments (1)

  1. driver67 says

    Interesting for a pub games enthusiast like myself. Variation on this theme is referred to as 'Up Jenkins'. I like the skulduggery between the two captains, although we can add 'Church Windows', 'Crabs' and 'Smashums' to this (which all team members can be requested to do) In addition a team member can ask the other side to 'take it away' twice (i.e. remove a fist, having shown an empty hand - hopefully!) before saying 'tippit' with a voice of authority!

    I believe the shove ha'penny is being played in Dorset as it appears to be a board (now) known only around the Swanage area.

    Much more information can be obtained from the excellent Arthur Taylor book 'Played at the Pub'

    As usual the production team can be relied upon to take the mickey out our accent!

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