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Offline RuslanPashayev

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Pendlebury Purrers
« on: Thursday 07 December 17 19:40 GMT (UK) »
Dear Friends,
the topic is Pendlebury Purrers after the Purring matches which were widely practiced by local miners at Wheatsheaf (Pendlebury) Colliery. Purring was a name for Lancashire Shin-kicking contests in the 1800's early 1900's. Two combatants in locked position (shoulder and elbow, sometimes waistband and elbow) would kick each others shins to cause fall of opponent. I would highly appreciate any info or memories on this subject. Thanks in advance. Kind regards, Ruslan

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Re: Pendlebury Purrers
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 December 17 22:06 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the comment appreciate, in many newspaper articles available at BritishNewspaperArchives unfortunately authors got confused between two different combative sports...Up and Down Fight and Purring...those two are totally unrelated. My concern is solely about Purring/Puncing in towns of Salford and Blackburn Hundred.