This game found a special place in the hearts of Yorkshire folk, providing hours of entertainment and friendly competition. To partake in this delightful pastime, you'd need a ‘spell’ - the wooden launcher you see here. You may think our spell shows signs of wear and tear, but we like to think of it as evidence of love! It’s basically resounding with the echoes of joy from games gone by.
The star of the show was the ‘knurr’, a walnut-shaped ball that players would gleefully launch into the air. In Lancashire, the knurr was even suspended by a string, adding an extra frisson of excitement. A trusty bat or stick, sometimes referred to as a ‘pummel’, served as the means to send the knurr soaring.
The objective was simple yet highly addictive: hit the knurr and send it on a journey as far as possible. Many a friendly wager would be placed on who could achieve the greatest distance, adding a dash of competitive spirit to the merriment. So, we’re going to enter into the competitive spirit ourselves and wager that there’s the perfect person out there, ready to adopt this fun object.
For the adopter, and with our thanks, you will receive...