games Archive

  • From conkers to singing games, rude jokes to fantasy play, this British Library website, Playtimes, brings together 100 years of children’s songs, rhymes and games. On […]

    Fabulous website resource from the British Library

    From conkers to singing games, rude jokes to fantasy play, this British Library website, Playtimes, brings together 100 years of children’s songs, rhymes and games. On […]

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  • Filmed over a 12-month period, this study of children's games played in London streets and playgrounds stands out for its freshness and spontaneity; it remains an important companion piece to Peter and Iona Opie's classic studies of children's games and rhymes.

    One Potato, Two Potato (1957) – extract

    Filmed over a 12-month period, this study of children's games played in London streets and playgrounds stands out for its freshness and spontaneity; it remains an important companion piece to Peter and Iona Opie's classic studies of children's games and rhymes.

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  • Filmed over a 12-month period, this study of children’s games played in London streets and playgrounds stands out for its freshness and spontaneity, and records the bomb sites that pockmarked London and provided many urban children with a place to play.

    How we used to play

    Filmed over a 12-month period, this study of children’s games played in London streets and playgrounds stands out for its freshness and spontaneity, and records the bomb sites that pockmarked London and provided many urban children with a place to play.

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