Summary

These 15 marbles were excavated at one of the digs on the Commonwealth Block 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 group of fifteen marbles of various sizes. Seven are plain ceramic, seven are patterned ceramic and one is blue glass..

Physical Description

Fifteen marbles: 1 x blue glass 7 x plain ceramic 7 x patterned ceramic

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