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Heavy iron quoit (1)


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.

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