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Ladies Of Leisure

By John Walker on January 23rd, 2008.

Every now and then it’s fun to look back through our 135 years of archives, and pull out a post that time might otherwise forget. Today we’re taking a look at one of our oldest posts from 1873, when we decided it was time to tackle the issues of women and gameing.

Look, our website has yellowed with age.

Recent reports have shown that an ever increasing number of young ladies are partaking in the activity of gameing. We took it upon ourselves to investigate this unlikely phenomenon.

Pray, imagine the scenario. Whilst walking down the street you see a young child gaily rolling a hoop, tapping away with his stick, and merrily laughing. But what is this? His laughter seems of a higher pitch than you might otherwise expect. Can it be? Those are not trousers, but a skirt! This street rascal is a young lady, and she’s playing a game.

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