A bagatelle board made with wood, plywood and nails by workers at Elliotts of Newbury in the 1940s. During the Second World War, toys and games were in short supply and difficult to source. At this time Elliotts’ workload mostly consisted of manufacturing components for aircraft. This game was made by a group of men from ‘odds and ends’ left over and was played with 6 marble sized ball bearings the donor’s father found and a knitting needle to fire the balls around.
Period: 20th century