Hockey at CH in London

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Hockey at CH in London

Post by postwarblue » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:16 pm

Try http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... ter-duncan

and scroll forward to about 16m48s (go in a minute or so early ) and you'll see a photograph I certainly have never seen before.
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Post by Foureyes » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:50 am

Sorry to disappoint you, postwarblue, but that photo has been around for some time. That variant of hockey was still played on the asphalt in the early 1950s; the pace was fast and furious, the rules were very, very few, and it was responsible for many cuts and bruises.
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Post by LongGone » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:28 am

Unfortunately the BBC blocks overseas readers from viewing movies: not sure why, since all other content is available. I am amazed there were so few serious injuries during those games. The skates from that era were very unforgiving, as were the asphalt and brick walls. When I emigrated to Canada the style of play in the NHL seemed very familiar, no quarter given. The standard joke was "I went to a fight last night and a hockey game broke out".
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Post by sejintenej » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:28 pm

Foureyes wrote: That variant of hockey was still played on the asphalt in the early 1950s; the pace was fast and furious, the rules were very, very few, and it was responsible for many cuts and bruises.
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That variant seemed to be on foot; what we played was on roller skates. ISTR that the variant on bicycles (which only monitors could have at CH) was specifically banned
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Post by J.R. » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:44 pm

I also remember asphalt hockey, along with 'tip and run' cricket.

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Post by Foureyes » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:11 pm

Roller skates. I doubt very much that the boys in Newgate Street would have been able to afford roller skates, which muit have been rare and expensive prior to 1903.
I should have mentioned that the picture of the Newgate Street hockey players comes from the C.H.Museum.
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