Posted: 23/11/2016 at 15:48
Go karts were known as Jiggers in my part of North London, which was probably to do with the orange boxes that were nabbed from the greengrocer on the local market stall, whose family name was Jiggins. Then with a bit of simple engineering, purloined pram wheels and bits of skipping rope, the jiggers were raced up and down the street, or converted into temporary carriers when we collected piles of newspapers and took them down to the paper mill to get extra pocket money.
Chinkies were known as Jacks, and required a lot of skill the further you progressed. Likewise two-ball against the wall, chanting various rhymes, only one of which I can remember:
My little red ball went over the wall, I told my mum. She smacked my bum, And made it R E D (the word spelled out with extra bounces of the balls).
Or skipping "Salt, mustard, vinegar, pepper" - the last word being a double turn of the rope. Or a long piece of rope (washing line) twirled from one side of the road to the other, with anything up to a dozen people running in to join the skipping, though I can't remember the special rhymes for that.