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D’Ye Ken John Peel

“D’Ye Ken John Peel” is a fox-hunting game designed by Harry Thompson and published by Greta Games, 14 Lowther Arcade, Carlisle, Cumberland, c.1920. John Peel (1776-1854) lived in the Lake District around the beginning of the nineteenth century and his passion was fox-hunting. He wore a top hat and a grey coat. The song “D’Ye Ken John Peel” was written by his friend John W. Graves and sung at dinners. John Peel’s immortal spirit is commemorated in this card game. See: the Rules

“D’Ye Ken John Peel” by Greta Games, Carlisle, c.1920
“D’Ye Ken John Peel” by Greta Games, Carlisle, c.1920 “D’Ye Ken John Peel” by Greta Games, Carlisle, c.1920 “D’Ye Ken John Peel” by Greta Games, Carlisle, c.1920

Above: “D’Ye Ken John Peel” designed by Harry Thompson and published by Greta Games, Carlisle, c.1920. 40 cards + rules in box. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

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