Unusual sports

Some of these sports and pastimes may have never made it anywhere near Grandstand, but it's all about the enjoyment of taking part.

Eton wall game, 1948
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Ben Nevis mountain race, 1951
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The Queen's Shooting Prize, 1966
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Fishing, 1970-style
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The Honourable Game of Knur and Spell, 1972
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Marble champion, 1973
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Sumo meets Blue Peter, 1978
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Street hockey, 1986
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Telephone darts, 1989
video
Gloucestershire Cheese Race, 1999
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Shrovetide Football, 2000
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