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Quoiting

Heavy iron quoit (1)

Description:

Quoits were heavy iron rings, rounded on one side, flat on the other and weighing 8-12 pounds, but could be up to 23 pounds. They were hurled at a steel pin driven into a three-foot square clay bed, with the common length of the green being 22 yards.

 

Although competetive quoiting largely died out after WWI, a version is still played recreationally today in garden hoopla, which is often seen at gala days or village fetes.

Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
RI_DI_0061266
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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