gell and spell

1) Formerly a popular game in the West Riding textile area, also known as ‘knurr and spell’ (EDD). The gell is the small wooden ball.

1794 19 Jan. went out to play at gell and spell, Keighley. Recorded in Abraham Shackleton’s diary, now in Bradford Archives.

places Keighley
dates 1794

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