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Quoiting

Torthorwald Quoiting Club Medal

Period:
19th Century
Description:

"The Band of Torthorweld's Brave Sons of the Quoit, 1840"

 

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries quoiting was popular amongst ordinary working people, and games were played in nearly every town and village in Scotland.  The equipment was simple, consisting of two quoits and a piece of ground.  The ground usually belonged to an inn keeper, who was only too pleased for the extra custom.

Materials/Media:
silver
Dimensions:
length 61mm, width 45mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1996.18.4
Digital Number:
DMSW099a, DMSW099b
Creation Date:
c1840
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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