leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Adam Fozzard and brother Rack playing 'Knurr and Spell'


Subject ID:
2007517_163598
Location:
West Ardsley
Subject Year:
Copyright:
David Atkinson Archive
Class number:
wa 164
Adam Fozzard and brother Rack playing
Description:
Undated. View of brothers Adam, left, and Rack (Armitage)Fozzard, right, playing a game of 'Knurr and Spell.' This is a traditional pub game where the knurr, a hard ceramic ball about the size of a golf ball is placed with the Spell. The spell is a mechanised device which holds the Knurr and is tripped when the stick pressed a lever. The ball is thrown upwards and forwards and the object of the game is to hit it as hard and as far as possible with the stick. Around the Barnsley area the stick was known as a pummel, and sometimes the Knurr was known as a potty. The game needed plenty of space and it is thought to have declined when fields and open spaces were gradually built on with factories and housing estates. The Fozzard brothers were born in West Ardsley in the 1870s, Adam Fozzard was at one time the landlord of the White Horse public house. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.

Corrections:
Corrections are welcomed by the department. Corrections will be verified before appearing on the site - this may take up to 4 weeks. Email corrections
Buy a copy of this photograph 2007517_163598

Select the size, finish and quantity of the photograph you require.  If you require sepia toning please tick the appropriate box. Please note the size of the photographs will be as near as possible to that requested, however to avoid distorting the image sizes may not be exact. VAT will be added to the order at checkout.

Quantity: Sepia Toning (+50%)
Size Matt Gloss
10 x 8 inches £6.67 £6.67
12 x 9 inches £9.17 £9.17
16 x 12 inches £10.84 £10.84
Add to basket