Playing Stick and Hoop, Glasgow Docks

Stick and hoop must be one of the oldest known children’s games. There is evidence that it was played in Greece two and a half thousand years ago. This photograph taken in Glasgow Docks in the 1890s, shows children having fun with the simplest of toys. Perhaps I should take my grand-kids ‘tech’ away from them for a day or two and give them sticks and hoops to play with, to see what happens!

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