|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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