We went out for a drink and got to see an Aunt Sally match at the Old Anchor Inn between the Anchor Inn and the Cross Keys ‘C’ team. According to one member of the ‘C’ team they are better than the ‘B’ but not so good as the ‘A’.
This game is played in Oxfordshire and Berkshire pubs and involves two teams of eight players throwing six sticks each per leg. The largest number of ‘doll’s scored per team wins each leg.
If a player fails to score in a leg, it is called a blob.
Mr Sandy Thomas makes windmills as a hobby. He can use discarded recycle bins for the blades – they are not quite as good as pedal bins but they do.
He also sometimes gets donated tins of paint – the brighter the better. He has a good eye for what will be useful at Car Boot Sales.
It all began when his wife bought a windmill from a Garden Centre, and Sandy thought he could do better .
The display outside his house near the centre of Abingdon has even featured on BBC South Today.