|Derek with a display of a part of his collection
of cockfighting memorabilia. |
It includes Hogarth's print (in the centre) and (on the left) a series of prints showing each stage of a cockfight.
.(The photo was taken at the Black Country Memories Club meeting on 14th February 2001.
|Two pairs of fighting spurs. The cock's natural
spurs were removed and replaced by these steel spurs. |
The bottom pair have been designed to bend sharply upwards, making them difficult to withdraw and very destructive; such spurs were illegal.
|The cocks were trained. But you had to prevent
them damaging each other while training. |
So these leather "muffs" were used to cover the spurs.
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