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Primary Schools Teacher Resources

Examining evidence

What were games like in the past? Here are some examples of evidence that give you clues about play and games in the tenements:

Oral histories

"What did you used to play?"

"What were the toys like?"

"What time did you come inside?"

Tenement songs and rhymes

A Sailor went to Sea, Sea, Sea

Bluebells, Cockle Shells

1, 2, 3, My Mother caught a Flea


Credit: Ros Kavanagh
Credit: Ros Kavanagh

As a class, talk about these different pieces of evidence: