Mid 18th century Scottish birthday parties (childrens)

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Mid 18th century Scottish birthday parties (childrens)

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Any one know of any records or what they did?

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Let them off with only a half shift down the coal mine?
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Gave them a head start before Johnny started chasing them. :shock:

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

That's the adult game they play at every event! :?
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Redders wrote:Phil,

That's the adult game they play at every event! :?
And it's very easy.

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OK how about facepainting? Blue woad naturally :)
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Phil the Grips wrote:OK how about facepainting? Blue woad naturally :)
Thats 13th/14th century :twisted:

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


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

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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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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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