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  1. Cricket — 2020-08-26 21:18:47
    …Cricket :: == Cricket 1787 == ~-[[CategorySport]]:[[1700s]] {{Image url="Cricketgame.jpg" class="right" title="A typical game of Cricket being played" width="450" }} {{toc}} == Origins == The origins of c…
  2. Safari Park — 2020-08-17 14:54:27
    …. == Wild Idea == Jimmy Chipperfield, of Chipperfield's Circus, suggested the idea to the 6th marquess of introducing game to roam the Longleat estate. The game being lions many came from the making of the film 'Born Free'. The concept of v…
  3. Guinness Book of World Records — 2019-07-13 10:58:45
    …ing a shooting party in County Wexford, [[Ireland]] where he and his hosts got into a debate about which is the fastest game bird in Europe? {{Image url="NickRossMcWhirter.jpg" class="left" title="Nick & Ross McWhirter" width="500" }} After a …
  4. Football — 2017-08-16 12:25:25
    games date as far back as 3000 years ago. The Ancient Greeks and the Roman used football games to prepare warriors for battle. {{Image url="Football.jpg" class="left" width="100"}} In south and Central America a …
    game called "Tlatchi" once flourished. == Set the Rules == In Britain too, there are records of Football being played for…
    … hundreds of years. But it was in England that the modern game of football really begin to take shape. In 1863 the first Football Association (F.A.) was founded in [[England]]. ==…
    …masons1863.jpg" class="right" title="Freemasons pub. Great place for a meeting." width="400" }}It was realised that the game needed a set of rules, so being British there's no better place to do this than the 'Local' [[pub]] over a pint. In th…
  5. Paralympic Games — 2017-06-21 14:32:08
    …ville Games//, these are considered to be the first Paralympic Games. The first Winter Paralympics were held in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden in 1976. == Paralympic Games == Since 1988, the …
    …Summer Paralympics have been held in conjunction with the Olympic Games in the same host city. This practice was adopted in 1992 for the **Winter Paralympics**, and became an official policy…
    … of the International Olympic Committee and the **IPC** following a June 19, 2001 agreement. The Games take place three weeks after the closing of the Olympics, in the same host city and using the same facilities. Cities …
    …bidding to host the Olympic Games must include the Paralympic Games in their bid, and typically both Games are now run by a single organizing committee. == Strength to Strength == {{Image url="Tanni.jpg" class="left" title…
  6. YMCA — 2017-06-21 14:24:38
    …he first World War. == New Sports == Because of the popularity of the YMCA there was a need to develop activities and games that would amuse the young men but were not aggressive and physical like football and rugby. So the YMCA can claim tw…
    …"volleyball.jpg" width="180px" }}|| || Net Ball / Basket Ball || Volley Ball || Dr. James Naismith devised the indoor game of Basketball with 13 rules. Interestingly rule 3 states: ^^3. A player cannot run with the ball. The player must thro…
  7. Chocolate Bar — 2017-05-19 15:06:38
    …pg" class="right" title="Taste of Chocolate" width="200" }} == Chocolate Cream == **Fry's Chocolate Cream** bar was the game changer that launched the new smooth chocolate process and is now the //oldest chocolate confectionery bar//, and is st…
  8. Grand Theft Auto — 2017-05-11 15:45:29
    …" }} [[Entertainment ]] === Dan and Sam Houser 2013 === {{toc}} Dan and Sam Houser , born in [[England]] Dan is video game producer as well the co-founder (along with his brother Sam) and vice president of creativity for **Rockstar Games**. …
    … url="RockstarNorth.gif" class="right" title="Rockstar North" width="100" }} Released on 17 September 2013 part of the game series. Developed by **Rockstar North** and published by Rockstar Games, the action-adventure video game sold 11.21 mil…
  9. Modern Olympics — 2017-01-25 14:57:15
    …ilanthropists who shared some of his ideas. Brookes himself petitioned the Greek authorities to revive an international games but internal strife within the country led to the government of the day politely declining his overtures. He received …
    …act finding mission aimed at instigating physical education in French schools. Brookes invited Coubertain to his annual games in Much Wenlock [[Shropshire]] and even closed the entire town to concentrate on impressing his guest. The Baron staye…
  10. Sport — 2016-06-23 13:22:23
    …he '''Freemasons' Tavern''' in Great Queen Street, London on 26 October 1863 rules for the modern game were laid down over a series of meetings. Central to these meetings was '''Ebenezer Cobb Morley''' (1831-1924) he wrote…
    …ch was being neglected. Golf in its early days in Scotland may well have had two distinct forms. One was a ‘short’ game similar to ‘kolf’ played in the Netherlands. From this developed ‘links golf’, played with a variety of clubs t…
    …o holes, marked by flags, the fore runner of the game today. == Basketball & Volleyball == See [[YMCA]] == Hockey 1860 == Hockey-like games involving sticks and balls h…
    …jpg" class="right" width="100"}} Hockey in England in the 17th and 18th century consisted of whole villages playing the game with the objective of hitting the ball into the opposing villages' common ground. Teams often consisted of 60 to 100 pl…
  11. Billiards — 2016-06-23 11:09:55
    …rol Council** There are a number of pocket billiard games directly descended from English billiards:** - Snooker - Pool (pocket billiards) - Nine-Ball - Cowboy Pool**…
  12. Pay Toilet — 2016-05-10 16:55:15
    … == Writing == In 1894, Maskelyne wrote the book Sharps and Flats: A Complete Revelation of the Secrets of Cheating at Games of Chance and Skill. This book became an instant hit and to this day is considered to be a classic gambling book.…
  13. Golf — 2016-03-10 15:18:45
    …as being neglected. Golf in its early days in [[Scotland]] may well have had two distinct forms. One was a ‘short’ game similar to ‘kolf’ played in the Netherlands. From this developed ‘links golf’, played with a variety of clubs t…
    …o holes, marked by flags, the fore runner of the game today. {{Image url="Golf-Rory-Mcilroy.jpg" class="right" title="Golf Rory Mcilroy" width="200" }} {{Image url="Golf_St…

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