In Lancashire the menfolk settled disputes by the means of clog fights (or 'purring' as it was known). This involved lots of drinking and the fighting and the gambling that went with it was highly illegal. By all accounts the fights were done in the nude apart from the said clogs. One version involved the two fighters sitting on the rim of a large barrel and hacking each others shins until one submitted. The winner was the best of 3! Sometimes I love my job!