One of the Fixed Festivals of Town Life: The Opening of the Hopscotch Season

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Year: 1950         Item #: 590         Views: 8,048         Comments: 1

One of the Fixed Festivals of Town Life: The Opening of the Hopscotch Season
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As any girl will tell you; as any girl's mother will tell you; as any girl's grandmother - it has to be early in spring. How to play the game, and when, descends as a tradition from generation to generation. Where to play is never a problem.
Source: Picture Post. April 8, 1950

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Comments by Andrea Smith on 27th December 2013  andreatwo@hotmail.co.uk 

We used to play this a lot when we were kids in the 1960s.
As I recall the playground at school had a grid marked out, but we also used to mark them out with chalk on the pavement as in the photo. Although it was mainly a girls game, sometimes the boys would join in (probably while they were waiting for someone to bring a football out)!


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