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knur, knurl

A knot or burl, 1 in wood.
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Lawn Billiards, for example, has been dead and gone for 30 years, while Knur and Spell, alias poor man's golf, was last sighted being played outside the Hargreaves Arms in Lancashire in 1995.
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The organisers of the Lockwood and Salford Village Green Committee, who ran a Yorkshire Games day a year or two back, were obliged to build the spell and cast the knur (or is that the other way round?) from plans in a weighty book called Sports and Pastimes of the People of England in Huddersfield that they found in Huddersfield Reference Library.
I'm trying to track down knur and spell equipment for the Friends of Beaumont Park, who are holding a Yorkshire Gala Day on July 30 and a Heritage Day Gala on September 10 in the park.
On one or both occasions, says the Friends' co-ordinator Andrew Kitchen, it would be good to revive good old Yorkshire games such as knur and spell.
In June 1979 I was at what was probably the last national knur and spell championships at Stainland recreation ground, behind the Red Lion pub.
The following background to the game of knur and spell was supplied by Julie Stewart-Turner, who helped organise the Yorkshire Games for the Lockwood and Salford Village Green Committee.
"Knur n Spel (sic) was traditionally played throughout Northern England but in later years was restricted to a small area on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border and to a handful of players in the Barnsley area.
"The knur is the ball and can be made of wood or pot.
The knur hangs in a cradle suspended on 14ins of string, and is struck from a standstill.
Subsequently, the open ground was used for the old game of knur &spell, known locally as the poor man's golf.
Karvetti and Knurs (1985) observed the actual intake of 140 participants and later interviewed them by 24-hr recall.