Extract from transcript of recorded interview with ED Parry (2007)
We played a lot of that on the main road. There was no traffic – very few cars around. We
used to play on the roads and, if a car came, we stood on one side and then went back to the game.
The farmers all brought their horse and carts into the town. Every pub had stables and the horse was put in the stables and the carts parked outside. There was a pub next to the Black Lion in my day, the White Lion. (now Lyndhurst) and I don’t know if people notice it but there is a ring on the pavement opposite the house and I often wonder why and I guess it was a ring to fasten the horse to park outside the pub and it is still there.