This spinning top was excavated during one of the digs conducted at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003.

'When I was a child, we played in the street with hoops; we played hopscotch, and chasey, and cowboys and Indians, running right round the blocks and that. We even played marbles too.' (Marie Hayes, born and raised in Little Lon 1920-1940)

To the children who lived there, Little Lon was home. The streets and lanes were their playground - for tossing knucklebones, flicking marbles or chasing over the cobblestones. Their chants and laughter were part of the sounds of Little Lon.

Physical Description

This is a wooden spinning top with a metal tip. The wood is round and almost spherical at one end and tapers in to the metal tip, which is encrusted. The handle used to spin the top is no longer present.

Physical Description

Child's spinning top, wooden with metal tip (description from ECM record)

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