Mid 18th century Scottish birthday parties (childrens)

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Mid 18th century Scottish birthday parties (childrens)

Postby Tod » Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:36 am

Any one know of any records or what they did?



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Postby Mark P. » Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:55 am

Let them off with only a half shift down the coal mine?


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Postby Matt_D » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:16 am

Gave them a head start before Johnny started chasing them. :shock:



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Postby peter large » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:52 pm

To continue with the current theme as it is Christmas ,they all ate loads of jelly and ice cream and played "Chase the Red coat " Awell known game in the 1740s :twisted:


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Postby Mark P. » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:01 pm

Any one know of any records or what they did?


Dont think they had records in them days, perhaps your getting mixed up with different kinds of '45's.


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Postby Tod » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:21 pm

I suppose I could dig a hole throw in a few bits of scrap iron and then fill it up with mud, hours of endless fun.

I should have better then to ask you lot, where's Judith when you need her?
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Postby Phil the Grips » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:53 pm

A nice game of "Pin the blame on the Redcoat"?


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Postby Redders » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:27 pm

Phil,

That's the adult game they play at every event! :?



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Postby Tod » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:22 pm

Redders wrote:Phil,

That's the adult game they play at every event! :?

And it's very easy.



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Postby Phil the Grips » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:28 am

OK how about facepainting? Blue woad naturally :)


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Postby Tod » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:36 am

Phil the Grips wrote:OK how about facepainting? Blue woad naturally :)

Thats 13th/14th century :twisted:



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Postby Andy R » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:36 am

They went for a Jockney walkabout before having a good old knees up.


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Postby peter large » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:22 pm

One of the best games we played when Iwas a child on Rannock was hunt the haggis .But these days due to cross breading with the lesser known but more agressive lowland haggis it has been banned . But records do exist of the great hunts of the 18&19 centuary . If you look under Scotish feild sports you should find sone references , also try Legends of Loch Ness . Slainte mhor Tod :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Postby Wina McPod » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:08 pm

You should have known to ask the man form the moor :wink:



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Postby Type16 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:54 pm

Try apple bobbing
and when a gulible kid tries it, hold head under water :twisted: Guaranteed to get a laugh!

Catch the pennies thrown from a window
.............previously heated on a shovel over an open fire.

How about a game of quoits or horse shoes? Or skittles?

Traditional = who can eat the most withour throwing up. Don't forget to add extra Tartrazine to the orange juice -- for that extra hype!

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Postby Mark P. » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:56 pm

This is from a book called The Scots Household in C18th, published in 1948.

The King and Queen of Cantelon

Two are chosen to be King and Queen, all the other players are Knights.

Set up two 'doons' or dens, one for the King and Queen and one for the Knights.

Knights
'King and Queen of Cantelon, How many miles to Babylon?'
K+Q
'Eight and eight and double eight'
Knights
'Will I get there by candle light?'
K+Q
'If your horse be good and your spurs be bright'
Knights
'How mony men ha'e ye??'
K+Q
'More than ye daur come and see'

Upon that the knights try to rush the K+Q's den while the K+Q try to capture the knights.



Basically the playground favourite 'Britsh Bulldog'
No liabilty accepted for any injuries arising from trying this.
I seem to remember it could get a bit rough, but then kids was tougher in them days too.


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