Playing Skittles

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Skittles used to be a popular game for adults, even in some pubs.

In this 8mm cine film from the 1950s or 60s, we see a group of men playing skittles at a pub called the ‘Rose and Crown’.

Unfortunatley that’s a really popular name for a pub so it isn’t possible to work out where it was.

As the men play, you’ll notice the dartboard on the wall behind them. Playing darts was, and in some areas still is, a popular pub game.

8mm Cine Film “Skittles at the Rose & Crown” – Dave Eldergill on YouTube

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By Debbie Death

I love learning about history, and for the past 30 years have enjoyed books, films, and documentaries on the topic. On days off from work my favourite destination with friends and family are museums, historic buildings, and archaeological sites, or just walking around interesting streets with old buildings to admire.