Aunt Sally

Aunt Sally doll, post and swivel    

 

Aunt Sally is a hugely popular pub game in the county of Oxfordshire and is a thriving sport that has spread to other areas of England in recent times. The idea is simply to knock the Aunt Sally doll cleanly off a swivel on the top of a post by throwing wooden sticks at it. It's an old game that is great fun, whether you're playing in a pub league or less seriously in your back garden!

From Masters Traditional Games, only quality equipment will do.  Our Aunt Sally manufacturer has been producing Aunt Sally equipment for more than 40 years.

Hand-made in Britain

Aunt Sally is not suitable for young children. People should stand well clear of the throwing area at all times.

Rules for Aunt Sally

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aunt Sally Sets

The doll is made from Beechwood painted bright white. Dimensions are 15cm high x 9cm diameter. The swivel-iron fits into the top of the post and the Aunt Sally doll rests upon the small round platform at the other end (the swivel-iron should be attached to the top of a post so that the bottom of the doll is 30 inches above the ground).

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Sticks are 18 inches long, 2 inches diameter and made from kiln-dried Beechwood. The ends of the sticks are waxed but have not been treated in any other way - some people may wish to apply a preserver such as linseed oil before use. The post is just a standard 3/4 inch metal gas pipe cut to a length of 3 foot, 6 inches. The first foot should be buried in the ground. Note that if the ground is quite soft, you may need a longer post.

Weights are approximate - changes in humidity and temperature cause the weight of timber to vary over time. Please refer to our Timber Quality Statement. It is a good idea to treat the sticks once a season with a preservative (we recommend Sadolin as this dries quickly) or Linseed oil (which takes a few days to dry).

We offer sets in different stick weights but it makes virtually no difference which you choose - we only do this to decrease our chances of running out of stock.

Aunt Sally Sets without Post

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Set of 6 sticks(1lb 4oz) and 1 doll

000KH6

Was:57.90

54.90

45.75 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
2 days

Set of 6 sticks (1lb 3oz), doll and swivel for Aunt Sally

00H34R

Was:78.90

72.90

60.75 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
2 days

Set of 6 sticks (1lb 4oz), doll and swivel for Aunt Sally

000404

Was:79.90

72.90

60.75 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
2 days

Set of 6 sticks (1lb 5oz), doll and swivel for Aunt Sally

00H071

Was:79.90

72.90

60.75 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
2 days
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Full Aunt Sally Sets with Post

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Set of 6 sticks (1lb 3oz), doll, post and swivel for Aunt Sally

00H34W

Was:97.90

89.90

74.92 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
2 days

Set of 6 sticks (1lb 4oz), doll, post and swivel for Aunt Sally

0022RK

Was:97.90

89.90

74.92 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
2 days

Set of 6 sticks (1lb 5oz), doll, post and swivel for Aunt Sally

00H072

Was:97.90

89.90

74.92 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
2 days
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Aunt Sally Sticks

The sticks are 18 inches long, 2 inches diameter and made from kiln-dried Beechwood. The typical weight is 1lb 4oz but weights between 1lb 2oz and 1lb 8oz are available. The ends of the sticks are waxed but have not been treated in any other way - some people may wish to apply a preserver such as linseed oil before use.

Weights are approximate - changes in humidity and temperature cause the weight of timber to vary over time. Please refer to our Timber Quality Statement.

Storage: It is a good idea to treat the sticks once a season with a preservative (we recommend Sadolin as this dries quickly) or Linseed oil (which takes a few days to dry). In the old days, players used to oil their sticks and then bury them in sand for the winter!

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Set of 6 Aunt Sally sticks - 1lb 2 oz

Approx dimensions: 18 x 2 inches diameter (1lb 2oz)

00040K

Was:47.90

45.90

38.25 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
4 days

Set of 6 Aunt Sally sticks - 1lb 3oz

Approx dimensions: 18 x 2 inches diameter (1lb 3oz)

00H347

Was:45.90

44.90

37.42 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
2 days

Set of 6 Aunt Sally sticks - 1lb 4oz

Approx dimensions: 18 x 2 inches diameter (1lb 4oz)

000402

Was:47.90

44.90

37.42 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
2 days

Set of 6 Aunt Sally sticks - 1lb 5oz

Approx dimensions: 18 x 2 inches diameter (1lb 5oz)

00H070

Was:45.90

44.90

37.42 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
2 days

Set of 6 Aunt Sally sticks - 1lb 6oz

0010K6

Was:47.90

45.90

38.25 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
4 days

Set of 6 Aunt Sally sticks - 1lb 8 oz

Approx dimensions: 18 x 2 inches diameter (1lb 8oz)

000406

52.90

44.08 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
4 days
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Aunt Sally Dolls

The doll is made from Beechwood painted bright white.

Dimensions are 15cm high x 9cm diameter.

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In the old days, the doll wore a full material dress, her face was painted and a real clay pipe was stuck in her mouth!

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Aunt Sally Doll

000RK8

Was:15.49

12.99

10.83 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
4 days

Set of 3 Aunt Sally dolls

00040H

Was:35.90

29.90

24.92 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
4 days
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Aunt Sally Post and Swivel Iron

There is no standard type of Aunt Sally post and they can be made from sturdy wood (square or round cross-section) or any other material. We have found in the past that a standard 3/4 inch metal gas pipe from a DIY store makes an ideal post - but make sure that the internal diameter is not too small for the swivel to fit into. Cut to a length of 3 foot, 6 inches and bury the first foot in the ground. Note that if the ground is quite soft, you may need to bury a slightly longer post more deeply.

Click on the picture to enlarge.

For your convenience, we do now make available these pre-cut gas pipe posts that should work fine.

A swivel-iron arm is also available - one end fits to the top of the post and the Aunt Sally doll rests upon the small round platform at the other end (the swivel-iron should be attached to the top of a post so that the bottom of the doll is 30 inches above the ground).

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Aunt Sally Swivel

000421

Was:24.49

22.49

18.74 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
4 days

Metal pipe - post for Aunt Sally

Approx dimensions: 0.75 inch diameter, 3.5 ft long

0022R4

Was:28.49

23.49

19.58 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
5 days
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Aunt Sally Backdrop

Aunt Sally BackdropTo protect the players and to prevent sticks and dolls flying too far from the playing area, we recommend that a protective backdrop is constructed behind the post. This can be done in a number of ways but often a sheet of canvas, leather, blanket or other impact-absorbing material is suspended from a frame, tree, fence or whatever happens to be available. The sheet should hang 30 inches behind the post.

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For tournaments and more serious play, a PVC Polyester Aunt Sally backdrop is available. The sheet comes with eyelets around the edges so that it can be tied to a suitable post or tree with rope (not supplied). The sheet is made in the traditional colours of green with a black dot (made from panama weave material) in the middle.

We cannot supply a frame but the frame can be made in the same way as a football goal and needs to surround the sheet with around 6 inches gap so that the sheet can be tied to it in the manner of a trampoline. A typical frame is 6.5 feet high and 7, 9 or 10 feet wide. The most common size is 6 x 6 feet but if you would like a higher or a wider sheet, select from the options below (you must specify orientation because the target spot is always placed at the same height, regardless of the size of the backdrop).

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Aunt Sally Backdrop - 6 x 6 feet

Product is made/obtained to order. Please note lead time.

0006K6

Was:146.90

142.90

119.08 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
14 days

Aunt Sally Backdrop - 6 x 8 feet

Product is made/obtained to order. Please note lead time.

0006K7

156.90

130.75 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
14 days


Aunt Sally Backdrop - 6 x 9 feet

Product is made/obtained to order. Please note lead time.

0006KR

175.90

146.58 (ex.VAT)

Eng/Wales:
14 days

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You can learn more about the history of Aunt Sally from The Online Guide to Traditional Games.

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