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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:26 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Sunny Glasgow
Couple of English laws
Repealed in the '80's -all taxi's must carry a bale of hay in the boot[for the horse]

Bikes with 20" wheels can legally cycle on the pavement ,something to to with bed chairs[early wheelchairs]

[I think it was James 1st ]Decreed all men and boys to practice with the longbow once a fortnight[i think this still stands]


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:33 am 
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The longbow law goes back far earlier - well before Agincourt in 1415.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:44 pm 
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I've always wanted a longbow,i've seen them being made and it's i skill i'd love to try :D


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They are scarily powerful - pal's one shot a bolt straight through a door. :shock:


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Location: WI, USA
In Oshkosh, WI it's a against the law to ride a bike without a bell....nobody does though, Law goes back to the early 1900's.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:44 pm 
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nic wrote:
we're just as crazy, it seems. I've justy been informed by AgencyScum that it is still LEGAL in Monmouth to kill a welshman with a bow and arrow across the River Wye!

this is the same for citizens of chester if you find a welshman within the city after midnight, also all men by law may take wednesday afternoon off work to go to their local green and practice with their bow


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:51 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
Don't all parents still have a legal responsibility to teach their sons archery in England?


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