This toy solider 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 moulded lead model soldier. It is standing on an oblong base with a small back pack. It is missing it's right arm and head.

Physical Description

Moulded lead model soldier on oblong base with small back pack. Missing ri ght arm and head. 46 x 17 mm

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