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An iron hoop hanging outside the gate house of Geramount Lodge, Sanday. I wonder what it was for?
Picture added on 28 September 2007
It was quite possibly for playing with. Bairns used to have a stick and pushed the hoop along with it. It was called I think, a "gird and wheel"
but I stand to be corrected.
Added by PRICE SINCLAIR on 29 January 2010
I used to have a gird when I was young. It had a cleat attatched to it to bowl it along. If I'm not mistaken you can just see the cleat at the bottom of the hoop in the photo
Added by Neil Johnstone on 30 January 2010
Try a cleek and a gird, common in Stronsay also used for barrel making to hold the staves together before fitting the hickory hoops. The barrel ends were held in by steel hoops
Added by Erlend Stout on 31 January 2010
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