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From: Local Studies & Archives Unit <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Party Games
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 09:31:32 +0000
References: <002001c2ab2c$9874d720$02464ed5@margaretiholmes> <001d01c2ab81$cbae16b0$50716ad5@f0g7s4>
We used to do "In and Out the Bluebell Window", probably 'cos
we're not Scottish!, but I remember the rest and didn't those
balls hurt when you clouted yourself instead of the wall!
Tameside Local Studies & Archives Unit.
> Hi Margaret,
> I remember playing Farmers in the Den, or some people say Dell, and Oranges
> and Lemons. My children played them only a few years ago.
> Whay about In and Out the Scottish Bluebells? And The Good Ship Sailed on
> the Ally Ally O.
> Who else used to put a ball in the toe end of their mum's stocking, twirl it
> in a circle close to the ground, and jump over it? Another variation of
> this, which got banned from our school yard, was standing with your back
> against a wall, swing the ball in the stocking against the wall between your
> arms, then your legs etc. A few bruises by the end of the day!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Margaret Holmes" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 9:12 AM
> Subject: [CHS] Party Games
> > Thinking of Christmas and remembering our family parties I was remembering
> some of the games we used to play which seem to have disappeared. We played
> "Oh my jigalorium" " Pan, pan, pan," " HEre come three cobblers out of work"
> " Manamara's band" as well as "Oranges and lemons", " Farmer's in his den"
> and "squeak piggy squeak". Does anyone else remember these old party games?
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