Pitch and toss


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a game played by tossing up a coin, and calling "Heads or tails;"

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You'd get pavement dice games confined mostly to the Docks and old Tiger Bay but no district was without its pitch and toss school.
In 1909 Rudyard Kipling, while in Grangetown visiting his cousin Bert, a pastry cook with Bruton's the baker (he'd go on to start his own business) was taken across to Seven Oaks Park (The Tan) to see the town's biggest and best pitch and toss school.
If you can make one heap of all your winnings, and risk it on one turn of pitch and toss.
Dickens might have been there too, cocking an eye at the locals - after all, in a Christmas Carol he labelled some dubious characters as "gents good for anything from pitch and toss to manslaughter.
There'd be side bets, of course, and a re-creation of a pitch and toss school should be included in our Cardiff Museum with traditional old Cardiff characters and their traditional Cardiff cries.
THE age-old pastime of pitch and toss was a favourite game in schools and mining communities dating back to at least the 18th Century.
Pitch and toss is exclusive to iPad and can feature up to four players going head-to-head.
Allison built up publicity beforehand with a viral campaign on Facebook and Twitter, including one teaser post which referenced the oftenquoted pitch and toss segment of Rudyard Kipling's famous poem "If".
Allison said: "I used to play pitch and toss in the playground.
There'd be side bets, of course and a recreation of a pitch and toss school should be included in our Cardiff Museum with traditional old Cardiff characters and their traditional old Cardiff cries.
Once those cries echoed in every corner of Cardiff - in Cyncoed, of course, they used half crowns instead of pennies - but where can you find a pitch and toss school today?
A game of pitch and toss - it used to be the most popular way to gamble in Cardiff