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Old English or London Skittles
London Skittles at the Hampstead Lawn Billiards and Skittles Club - An excellent site on the rare game of Old English Skittles. The last remaining alley kept in shape by an indomitable crew of stalwarts playing every Tuesday and some Saturdays at The Freemasons Arms, Downshire Hill, Hampstead.
The following pubs used to regularly play Old English Skittles.
Most regrettably, they have all apparently removed their alleys, recently,
furthering the decline of the game:
National Westminster Bank Recreation Club, Norbury
The Duke of Devonshire, Balham
The Haven Arms, Haven Lane, Ealing, London W5
The Duke's Head Inn, Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15
March 2018, the website seems to have disappeared but there is a facebook page:
Long Alley Skittles
Syston and District Skittle League, Leicestershire
The Tom Bishop Memorial Skittles League (Long Alley)
Belper and District Skittles League (Long Alley). May 2010 John Bull wrote to inform me about the Belper league in Derbyshire. There are roughly 30 teams in the league, 3 divisions of 10. There are two differences compared with Nottinghamshire's rules which are that you have to hit the front pin first and it doesn't have to bounce before hitting although it still has to clear the tin. [Update 2017 website www.skittlesteam.co.uk has disappeared. Does the league still exist?]
The Border Skittles League. Nottinghamshire Long Alley Skittles.
The Clay Cross & District Skittle League. Long Alley Skittles comprising 24 teams (as at June 2012).
Sutton & District Long Alley Skittles league. (plays summer and winter. submitted James Neal, June 02. See below for a list of pubs)
Syston & District Skittle League A long established Long Alley Skittle League in the north of Leicestershire, currently with thirty two teams in three divisions, playing on Friday evenings from September to mid May.
Ripley and District Skittles League in Derbyshire. Started in 1978 with and thriving with between 38 and 42 clubs (Jan 2016, thanks to Steve Sheldon).
The Beacon, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
The New Inn, Long Eaton, Derbyshire
The Ancient Druids, Cotmanhay, near Ilkeston, Derbyshire
The White Lion, North Kilworth, Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
The Blacksmith's Arms, Cosby, Narborough, Leicestershire.
The Royal Oak, Great Glen, Leicestershire
The Wheatsheaf, Thurcaston, Leicestershire
The Plough Inn, Littlethorpe, Leicestershire
The Bull's Head, Broughton Astley, Leicestershire
The Carrington Arms, Ashby Folville, Leicestershire
The Rose and Crown, Thurnby, Leicestershire
The King Wiliam IV, Enderby, Leicestershire
The Lord Nelson Inn, Basford, Nottinghamshire
The Nottingham Town Arms, Plumtree Square, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Royal Oak, Watnall, Nottinghamshire
The Miner's Arms, Ilkeston, Derbyshire
The Coach and Horses, Loscoe, Derbyshire
The Coopers Arms, Porchester Rd., Nottingham,
Long Alley from the Coopers Arms, Nottingham.
The Black Dog Inn
Sutton & District Long Alley Skittles league. (plays summer and
winter. submitted James Neal, June 02)
The Duke of Sussex, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts. (James Neal's team, June 02)
Denmans Head Sutton-in-Ash
Three Horse Shoes Pinxton
Cart & Horse Sutton-in-Ashfield
Lowmore Inn Kirkby-in-Ash
White Lion South Normanton
Duke of Wellington Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Henry's Bar 'B' Kirkby-in-Ash
Staff of Life Sutton-in-Ashfield
Hill 60 Club Kirkby-in-Ash
Old Blue Bell Sutton-in-Ash
Triple S Skegby
New Cross Sutton-in-Ashfield
White Hart S. Normanton
Lord Byron Mansfield
Sutton Town Sutton-in Ashfield
Duke of Sussex S-in Ashfield
Cricketers Kirkby-in Ashfield
Rose & Crown Stanton Hill
Henry's Bar 'A' Kirkby-in-Ash
Miners Arms Stanton Hill
Brown Cow Mansfield
Carnfield Club S. Normanton
Sherwood Ranger 'A' & 'B', Ravenshead
Speed the Plough S-in-Ashfield