Manuscripts and Special Collections

Tag: games

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A seventeenth-century game of football

May 14th, 2011 at 12:05

As England gears up for the FA cup final today, I’ve been having a trawl for records relating to football within the archives here in Nottingham. Putting ‘football’ into the AnyText box of the main catalogue page brings up a number of hits relating to the beautiful game from a very diverse array of sources. You can discover photographs [...]

What’s the difference between a gardener, a billiard master, a gentleman and a verger?

April 13th, 2010 at 11:04

…1st minds his peas, 2nd minds his cues, 3rd minds his ps and qs, 4th minds his pews and keys. Yet another example of some of the wonderfully diverse material available in the Lawson collection (ref. Ln). This extract comes from a ‘Book of Riddles’ written by Faith Winifred Clokie who later married John Lawson [...]